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 Post subject: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:09 am 
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Are these the same stone?
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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:53 pm 
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I think so. Harrelson says the Japanese branded stones are different but I'm skeptical about that claim. I'm going to meet with Mr. Ishida in Japan in the spring and I'll ask him. All the ones with that wrapper are being imported without permission from Shapton or Shapton USA and they're trying to shut them down and make all the USA retailers buy the stones from Harrelson since he owns the rights to distribute them.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:53 am 
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DM and a few other venders are selling the one on top as Shapton Pros as are a few Flea-Bay venders. Looking at my Shapton Pros I noticed the first letter of the product # is a "P" were the others are a "K" but the rest of the numbers match.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
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Jeff B wrote:DM and a few other venders are selling the one on top as Shapton Pros as are a few Flea-Bay venders. Looking at my Shapton Pros I noticed the first letter of the product # is a "P" were the others are a "K" but the rest of the numbers match.


The line is marketed with the name "Kuromaku" in Japan


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:36 pm 
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DarkStar wrote:
Jeff B wrote:DM and a few other venders are selling the one on top as Shapton Pros as are a few Flea-Bay venders. Looking at my Shapton Pros I noticed the first letter of the product # is a "P" were the others are a "K" but the rest of the numbers match.


The line is marketed with the name "Kuromaku" in Japan

Thanks for that information DarksStar.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro - Same Stone Different Pakage?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:54 pm 
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After researching "Kuromaku" I am convinced that the Shapton Kuromaku(top picture) is the same stone as the Shapton Pro. The Shapton Kuromaku is marketed in Japan, and the Shapton Professional is marketed in the States. Just as was stated earlier. :D



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