Apex 4 Kit – Apex Model Edge Pro Sharpening System

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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.

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System Includes

  • 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

 

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    Posted by James. Miami FL. on Aug 19th 2012

    I thought there would be more of learning curve, but it is not that bad. A little like rubbing your tummy while patting your head at first, But after a little practice you get used to it. I practiced with "cheap" knives at first.(and even those came out pretty good.) Then I moved to my more expensive knives, Some with "super steels". M390, CPM-M4, ZDP-189, S35VN, VG-10, D2 and so on. They all came out unbelievably sharp! Not only sharp, But beautifully polished and even. Perfect! I have used other guided systems with great success, But this one is the best by far. It can do all knives of all sizes, all blade shapes and all grinds. With 2 small C-clamps and some imagination you can even sharpen scissors! Thanks Ben!

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    Posted by Bill on Apr 1st 2012

    I bought this system because I live in the middle of nowhere and could not find a place to get my cooking knives sharp. I have been sharpening knives with hand stones for 30 years and do a good job at it, but I am used to having that perfect edge that can only be obtained by a professional sharpener. I researched for a while and finally decided on the edge pro system. I watched the videos, practiced on a couple of old knives I had in the garage, and then tackled my cooking knives. My cooking knives now have incredible edges and so do the knives of all my friends. I generally get a bottle of wine for my efforts, but if the demand keeps up, I am going to start charging folks. I didn't plan on becoming a professional knife sharpener, but word is getting out. If you want to get a really great edge on your knives, spring for this system. What good is having a $200 chef's knife if it has a $2 edge?

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    Posted by Jamie on Jan 4th 2012

    Holy Smokes. Just put a wicked edge on two Shun kitchen knives, and promptly cut myself. (my fault, used to having to push too hard with the old edges). I sent the knives out to be sharpened previously. It cost $25 per session, took two weeks, and the job was no where near as good. I have also just deposited my gatco Sharpening system into the garbage for good - good riddance! Very seldom do you get what you pay for in this economy, but the Edge Pro delivers.

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    Posted by Brandon on Nov 30th 2011

    I have had this a few years now and this sharpens like no other. Once I set the angles resharpening is quick and easy. The edges hold longer then ever too. The more I have used it, the faster I am a sharpening. It is not easier, but this works much better then the diamond grinders.

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    Posted by Brian on Aug 19th 2011

    I bought this system a few years ago. Back then, I had finally invested in a quality japanese kitchen knife. I wanted a way to easily sharpen the knife, without worrying about messing up the angle. I needed a sharpener that was the same quality as the knife. EdgePro is the real deal. Easy to use, exactly the same results every time, I love using it. Friends ask me to sharpen their knives after using mine. (nice carry case, I can easily take it with me, very organized) Several years later, I'm still amazed with this thing. My knives have been sharp ever since. Thanks EdgePro!

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    Posted by Kyle on May 19th 2011

    I'll just keep it short and sweet, for this price its impossible to beat this sharpening system. The edge pro is one of the best if not the best sharpening systems available today.

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    Posted by Mike in Texas on Feb 10th 2011

    Excellent! Lives up to everything good that I have read and seen on the internet. There is a learning curve but it is not steep and with diligence the fundamentals can be mastered in a day. If you can't put a very good edge on any knife with this system then you should stop messing with knives altogether. The instructional videos are very easy to follow and nicely done. I hope we will see more videos in the future addressing issues that users have had. I have no reservations, if you want sharp knives then this is the way to go. This system works and it works well.

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    Posted by Ronald Roberts Tampa fl on Oct 19th 2010

    outstanding product most promining knife sharpener I have ever used.I do claime to know a little about sharp blades as I have installed floor covering for over 40 years.Some of the knives I have used are a replacement blade but some are not.I will say it did take a while to learn to sharpen a blade freehand but it can be done and done well.But this remarkable little machine makes it so very easy and I am not so leary about my high dollar knives being used.Way to go Ben and thank you.

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    Posted by Mike on Sep 1st 2010

    Stupid easy, stupid fast. Stupid for not getting one years ago. My free-hand sharpening skills were decent at the minimum, sometimes good, so I put this purchase off for a long time. Finally as funds allowed, I got one out of curiosity. This device gets top notch results every single time, and quickly too. I feel like a serious idiot for not getting it sooner. No doubt that the EdgePro Apex is better than me, and far more consistent--especially when you flip the knife over and sharpen with your off-hand. It’s so good at doing what it does, I’m not even sure why the thing is priced so modestly. Considering that several of my better made waterstone blocks made for hand sharpening run $80, the EdgePro Apex seems like a bargain.

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    Posted by Bret Bledsoe on Dec 5th 2009

    As a Chef I use a knive 3 to 4 hours a day and I couldn't sharpen a knife if my life depended on it. I had $1000 worth of dull knives and was about to invest another $250 on another Mac knife when I saw a review of the Apex Sharpening system on a web site. I bought the Apex 4 system instead of another knife. The first day I used the system I had sharpened all my knives to better than new as well as the knives of my fellow co-workers. Best purchase of culinary equipment I have made to date. A must have in any kitchen where sharp knives make life easier and more efficient. Great porduct.

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    Posted by MICHAEL on Aug 1st 2009

    I love this system. I sharpened my first knife with it yesterday and it turned out very well indeed. The edge was consistent across the whole blade and I managed to get it to a mirror finish. And it was easy. There's also lovely feeling of satisfaction that comes with doing a nice job on a knife edge btw :). As a complete knife sharpening novice, I decided, after a bit of research, to skip over the various intermediate steps and go right to something that folks were saying really worked. I've found that to save me time, money and frustration with other things and it's turned out that way with the Apex as well. You know how you sometimes buy something and it turns out that, for whatever reason, it's not what you wanted, needed or thought it was? Well, that's not the case with the Apex. The system works as advertised and I'm really pleased with it. Shipping was extremely fast and everything arrived nicely packaged and in good order. I like the bag the system comes in, but I’ll be cutting some custom foam for a hard-sided briefcase. I’m anal that way, but I love a good protective case with everything laid out just so. Also, I don’t have enough experience sharpening or with the system, but it occurs to me that keeping notes on angles, stones, etc might be a good idea. The only thing I wished I’d do differently is to have ordered a diamond stone and a half inch stone as well. I think the diamond stone would be good for faster material removal, and the half incher is necessary for recurve blades (if I read the sharpening tips correctly). (Wouldn’t you know it, I’ve ordered a Benchmade McHenry Williams and it has a recurve blade :).

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