Edge Pro Professional Model Pivot Angle Sharpening Guidelines

Posted by EdgePro on Mar 26th 2018


We recommend that you sharpen most knives at 21 degrees on our knife sharpening systems for a good balance of sharpness and durability. Of course, there are exceptions. Generally speaking- thin knives used for delicate work should be sharpened at a lower angle (17 – 19 degrees). Thicker blades used for heavy duty work and chopping should be sharpened at a higher knife blade angle (23-25 degrees) sometimes higher. Read more about specific sharpening angle guidelines when using our professional knife sharpener kits below.

Edge Pro Professional Model Pivot

When you are set at 21 degrees on a kitchen knife sharpening angle you are actually sharpening at about 19 degrees because you are resting on the FACE of the blade.