The Apex Model Edge Pro knife sharpening kit is a patented Apex system that will sharpen any size or shape blade (up to 3 ½" wide), including serrated knives. With an Apex knife sharpener, knives can be sharpened at exactly the same angle every time, making re-sharpening so fast you will never work with a dull blade again. Our water stones have been custom formulated to free you from messy, gummed-up oil stones. They last a long time and are inexpensive to replace. The Edge Pro Apex 4 Kit will remove far less metal than electric sharpeners or grinders, eliminating wavy edges and adding to the life and performance of your knives. Try this Edge Pro knife sharpener kit today!
The Apex removes nicks and dings without distorting the knife edge. It creates no heat, preserving the temper of your knives. It sets up in seconds on any smooth surface. No power required and comes with a convenient carrying case. Requires no maintenance other than routine cleaning.
Patented Knife guide system does not clamp the blade, so you can sharpen any length or shape blade up to 3 ½" wide. Adjustable sharpening angles, from 10, 15, 18, 21, 24, and 27 degrees and infinitely in between.
Manufactured from the highest quality materials in Hood River, Oregon, US.
- Apex Model Edge Pro Sharpening System
- 120 Grit Coarse water stone
- 220 Grit Medium Fine water stone
- 400 Grit Fine water stone
- 600 Grit Extra Fine water stone
- 1000 Grit Ultra fine water stone
1 Pack of 2000 Grit Polish Tapes (15 per pack)
1 Pack of 3000 Grit Polish Tapes (15 per pack)
- 2 Polish Tape Mounting Blanks
- 8" 1200 Grit Ceramic Hone
- Micro-fiber Towel
- Water Bottle
- Instructional Manual
- Black Cordura Carrying Case
32 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews
I am very pleased with my Apex 4 (I've only used it once but on a few kitchen knives, a sporting knife, a few pocket knives and a hatchet). I have been embarrassed for a long time when it came to sharpening knives. My father tried to teach me when I was young, but I never got a good grasp on his technique. In college, a roommate of mine (who is now a professional blade smith) tried to teach me and it still didn't stick. However, all of my personal shame disappeared when I started using the Apex system! It still has a learning curve, but I am picking it up way quicker and better than previous attempts. I am excited to use it more and get better! Thank you very much! (It also shipped wicked fast; I purchased it one day and three days later it is on my doorstep (Oregon to Colorado))
After 30+ years of relying on my old-school whetstone I started reading about fixed-angle sharpening kits. Most of the review sites agreed that EdgePro is a top performer, so I decided to give the Apex 4 a go. I ordered direct instead of via Amazon since I the reviewers noted the excellent customer service that the company provides. So true! Not only did the kit arrive quickly, Ben gave me detailed pointers on getting started after I sent him a photo of my kitchen knive collection (40yr old Chicago Cutlery to German and Japanese white steel beauties). I’ve been practicing the methods and moves over the past few weeks and am now getting my knives back to “factory fresh” sharpness. My inherited Chicago Cutlery knives are very thick and will need many passes, but my newer quality knives are super sharp now!
All I can say is WOW, it's worth every penny. I've been sharpening knives for 50 years and this is by far the best I've ever used. The customer service is top notch, if you have a question just ask, and they get back to you. I just bought the small knife attachment and the magnet and it just keeps getting better. Buy from these guys, you won't regret it.
I was an R&D machinist for 30+ years, and a Quality Inspector for a dozen or so years. I thought I should be able to do a decent job hand sharpening my knives. I was wrong. I do however, have a good eye for craftsmanship & quality. I bought the EdgePro Apex kit 4. I'm glad I did. I did all the online comparisons & research, zeroed in on the Apex, had a lengthy & informative email conversation with Ben. Spoke with Cody to place my order. These guys are the experts & they are eager to answer all my novice questions. So, A) High quality product and B) Expert customer service. I could not expect more. My knives are now repaired from my years of hand sharpening and I know that any questions that come up are just an easy email or phone call away. Thank you Ben and Cody.
I just ordered the Apex 4. I've heard and seen great things about this tool. I can't wait to get it.I've watched all the videos and learing.Thanks Ben....
I'll be honest, I thought $250 was a bit pricey at first. However, you get what you pay for. I am terrible at freehand sharpening so I gave the Edge Pro a try. There's a bit of a learning curve, but by my third try I had a pocket knife that was sharp enough to shave my beard off, lol! I like to finish mine off with the 1000 grit stone, then use my leather strop with the green compound. Razor sharp, with an edge you can see your reflection on.
9 or 10 knives sharpened so far and I'm very happy with the Apex 4 kit and with the help provided over the phone. If you are like me, you may have some knives that have been sharpened incorrectly by hand or were just sharpened so many times that the blade got thick near the edge, I ended up using the coarse grit (120) stone quite a bit to correct for past sins and to thin worn blades (described in the instructions).
This thing is just what I needed. Gettin a little older and a touch arthritic in my hands. Been sharpening by hand for years, but now it hurts after a couple of minutes of freehand whetting. Glad I bought the Edge Pro. I was skeptical, as I had tried lesser (cheaper) products in the past. By the time I got through with the second knife, I was back online ordering more stones from Edge Pro, for replacements if I ever manage to wear these out. I am proud to be able to get a knife scary sharp freehand, now I can do it pain-free and very quickly with this tool. Thanks, guys!
I recommend this Apex 4 Kit! I have been sharpening for many years using the Tormek grinder, partly as a business. I also use a 1x30 belt sander with the Tormek jigs but on knife blades it´s still real easy to end up with dips or uneven edges. The Apex has many things going for it; it´s really portable and its clean - no noise, no dust, no burned edges. Ridgid stones are much easier to control than a loose sanding belt at speed. If you pay attention and use the supplied cloth there is also very little mess. It´s fast enough to be efficient but slow enough to give excellent control of the edge. Major reshaping is perhaps still best done on powered equipment, but normal sharpening is a joy on the Apex. The edges get SO sharp. I can get hair popping edges with either of my systems but using the Apex is by far the most enjoyable and gives the most even edges. I doubt anyone would let me use the belt sander in their kitchen spewing grit and dust everywhere, but the Apex can be used in the living room. The support and instructions are top notch!
I have used this for a little over a year, and this is the only sharpening system I have found that I can take a dull knife and make it scary sharp. I have always been able to touch up sharp knifes but with this you can take a knife from drag across your hand dull to filet paper sharp.
Excellent system! This is the best sharpening system I have ever tried! You will not be disappointed!
I brought the product from a local Finnish reseller and I have to say that the product exceeded my expectations. It is very easy to use and I was able to sharpen my knives to hair splitting sharpness during the first time I used the product. And I am quite novice when it comes to sharpening even though I can perform free hand sharpening. The product is expensive, but it does deliver what it promises. Good product.