Average rating is 4.8
By: Rick RoehrigPensacola FL
In my opinion,the Edge Pro Apex is preferable to freehand sharpening for a beginning sharpener interested in producing a consistent bevel angle and consequently an extremely sharp edge. Even if you are an accomplished freehand sharpener,you may find it useful for ensuring0.3
the initial bevel is ground flat and at a constant angle during thinning.
By: Miles DChicago,IL
It doesn’t get much better than this. If you’re looking for a sharpening system that is easy to use,can create a great edge and is portable,then look no further. 0.3
275 might seem like a lot for a sharpening setup,but believe it is not only worth it,but very competitive compared to a traditional water stone setup.
By: Fred L.Los Angeles,CA
Very easy to use and learn,gives great consistent results and leaves a nice clean sharp edge. The main purpose I bought this was to compare how well I sharpen my knives freehand on waterstones and how it performs against a knife sharpened by the Edge Pro. I would consider myself as a decently experienced knife sharpener and can get my knives hair shaving/paper shredding sharp,but only after going through several stones (coarse,medium,fine). However,using the Edge Pro,I can get the edge paper shredding sharp after only one stone,and maybe hair shaving sharp if I took some more time to refine the edge. 0.3
I think for most people,they will enjoy the edge they achieve with the Edge Pro,but in all honesty,I hate it,but hate it in a good way. Mostly because I find freehand sharpening much more enjoyable,and only after using the Edge Pro am I more determined to practice and improve my sharpening skills. I also had another reason as to why I choose the Edge Pro Apex 5 was because I wanted to test to see how the Chosera stones feel and if I feel like buying the regular sized stones after testing it. Without having used it extensive enough,I have to say that the 10,000 grit stone didn’t quite leave a shiny mirror polish as say a King 8,000 grit stone. But some further uses in the future would be needed before I make my final conclusion.
So overall,you won’t be disappointed by the Edge Pro,whether it’s for achieving a quick sharp edge,or just using it as an introductory phase to freehand sharpening,it’s a great product.
Great system. My first real attempt at sharpening my own knives,I was able to get hair-shaving sharp edges. 0.3
By: JonathanNew York,NY
The Chosera stones included with the Apex make all the difference. If you’re new to this system,check out the videos on YouTube made by the inventor,Ben Dale,that outline its use. Highly recommended.0.3
By: EmanuelLos Angeles,CA
The Apex 5 is the way to go. It gives a great edge,and the chosera stones are top notch. You may initially balk at the price tag,but this contraption is sooooo worth it!0.3
I use to be a huge fan of manual sharpening with regular whetstones but nothing beats this apex system it is so easy and gives a better edge than any type of manual sharpening0.3
I’m sure that for people who treat their knives as pieces of art that traditional stones work really well,but for practical and efficient sharpening this beats normal stones hands down. The key is the ability to have perfectly reproducible results. I knocked off half a star due to the total cost to ship to Australia (not CKTG fault).0.3
By: Doug MortonMoreno Valley,CA
Wow! Positive reviews of the Edge Pro Chosera are right on - although less than a novice,had great and quick success at obtaining a razor-sharp edge. The ease and speed of use is extraordinary - looking around for something else to sharpen.0.3
By: JimsBarbecueSaugus Ca
Great product. Will make your knives scary sharp!0.3
By: Ted WFort Wayne,IN
I researched knife sharpening systems extensively before I bought the Edge Pro Apex Chosera kit. Following the instructions I have been able to achieve excellent sharpness levels that previously I could not achieve. It is a simiple yet exellent system. The extra stones of the Chosera Kit have come in handy for me. It is a bit expensive but I highly recommend the system. Chefknives to Go is an excellent company with good support. I have no hesitation is buying from them in the future.0.3
By: DaveBrantford Ontario Canada
I’ve been looking for a sharpener that gives good results for different styles of knives because I have a mix of japanese and western knives.This is without a doubt the easiest and most effective hands down. I was able to get a mirror finish on a very dull and chipped knife in less than a hour on my first try. I chose the custom kit as I wanted the 10k stone. One thing I would recommend is that you make sure you get a 120grit stone if the kit you chose doesn’t come with one as getting rid of the chipped edge with the 220 takes a lot of time also a bought a 4X lighted magnifiying glass which makes it very easy to check the edge for flaws and chips quickly. I’ve got about 12 hours on it now and can get the mirror up in about 30 min.One thing I added was a magnet under the blade rest that pulls the blade flat without having to concentrate on that part. Great system and I highly reccomend it. 0.3
By: Jack ReynoldsGrapevine,Texas
Worth every penny and very easy to use. All of my knives are sharp and my wife put a sign up over the knife rack - "Jack has a new knife sharpener - be careful these are sharp !" The only thing I would offer is go ahead and get the 120 stone - you will need it if your knives were in the shape mine were in.0.3
I,m a chef and I both this item for my kitchen and I love it. If you have a japanese knive this is the best tool!!0.3
Edge pro chosera upgrade,is the best sharpening system I have ever used. Mirror finishes with ease. Stones are only thin and I suspect may need replacement if frequent use over time. Highly recommeded.0.3
By: Robert CFinksburg,MD
I bought this about three weeks ago and I love it. I can put an edge sharp enough to cut toilet paper which sounds easy,but its not and its easy to maintain. I recommend using a leather strop with some polishing compound after sharpening for best results. This is worth purchasing and I highly recommend it.0.3
Outstanding product. Achieved mirror polished/sharp edges with little sharpening experience.0.3
An excellent system that gets my new knife disgustingly sharp. It is a great value considering that the full size Chosera stone set costs more and includes fewer stones. I do think that there is one spot where a huge improvement could be made though... The color coding system for the adjustment rod is just silly. It should be changed to be like a ruler. Then there is no need to look at the manual when you forget what the colors mean,plus you get a more precise angle instead of guessing between the detentes. Otherwise,its a quality product and worth the money.0.3
By: Scott ThomsonEdinburgh,Scotland
Amazing results. Easily left a razor sharp edge on my global,hattori & moritaka. I have very little hand sharpening experience so this is perfect for me. Well worth the money,even customs!0.3
By: Rick DoolingDothan Al
I had read much about the Apex with the chosera stones,I have been sharpening knives for my friends for a long time and have been using a belt sander,,I must say the apex was a lots different,,it has a slight learning curve that I am jsut now getting the hang of,,I still find it hard to use on certain knives,,but its getting better each time I use it,,I found everything to be as ordered,set up was easy,,I watched the videos on youtube and the EP site several times,,I would vertainly recommend the apex kit you offer to anyone serious about sharpening,,0.3
One of my knives got a few nasty chips on the blade after falling onto the tile floor. I was able work the chips out after about an hour with the 220 grit stone. I was getting used to the system,so I could probably do it faster now. I will get the 120 stone for such situations in the future. 0.3
I was amazed at how sharp the blade was after using just the 220,but I worked all the way through the progression of the stones and ended up with an edge that shaved hairs on my arm right off. I tried to sharpen with traditional stones,but could never get the hang of it,and I don’t really have the time to spend practicing. So this is a perfect solution. I wish I had bought it sooner.
After one session I feel confident that I can easily put a nice edge on any knife I own.
By: Tom DobrowskiMontrose,SD
This sharpener gives the sharpest edge I have ever seen. Hunting knives are a little difficult,but it can be done with care.0.3
This thing just rocks with the chosera stones. Got my tojiro senkou classics hair shaving sharp!And the edge is consistant all the way across the blade!0.3
By: Neal ConoleyRaleigh,N.C.
The Apex EdgePro with chosera stones is a great combination! Fast and easy to use. I have sharpened everything in sight.0.3
By: R. CummingsMorehead City,NC
My great-great grandfather was a blacksmith. My great grandfather was a blacksmith. My grandfather was not a blacksmith but he had the tools and sharpened items for the community for a little extra cash. He taught me how to sharpen an axe,a hoe,a kitchen knife,a pocket knife and a host of other things. Through the past 60 years or so I have been practicing,and I am a decent (but not professional) free hand sharpener. I can get things pretty sharp – shaving sharp – but not nearly so sharp as with the Edge Pro Apex with the Chosera stones. Wow. It works. Fast.0.3
The worst thing about the set are the standard 220 and 330 grit stones. They work if you work at it,but are not the fastest cutters around. Raise a burr,though,and on to the Choseras. These stones are fast cutters and leave a mirror like edge that is Alien Sharp. I hear the term “scary sharp” a lot,and the movie that scared me the most was “Alien”,so I’ll use Alien Sharp as a stage beyond mere fear.
The Edge Pro set does not take long to learn to use. A couple of hours,a couple of knives and you are on the way. I would highly recommend that you get the drill stop collar as it allows you to keep a precise angle when moving from stone to stone. Keeping a precise angle saves lots of time. Once you have the burr started,you are golden,and can finish a knife in a matter of minutes. If you don’t know much about sharpening I also recommend that you get an inexpensive carbon steel knife to practice with. These are easy to sharpen and you can easily raise a burr. Once you gain a bit of confidence,then on to the other cutlery.
This is a great set with fantastic stones. I recommend it.
By: Mher B.Los Angeles,CA
This is an AMAZING system. There is a very good reason why Edge Pro is the king of guided systems -- the proof is in the results of your edges.0.3
Although it bears a somewhat daunting learning curve and there is quite a bit of material to learn before diving into this system (I recommend going on YouTube and watching jdavis882’s videos as well as Ben Dale’s (inventor of the system)). In addition,some basic knife knowledge is crucial for success.
With the right tools (what you see here pretty much,though I would recommend also picking up an 800 grit Chosera stone and a better jeweler’s loupe),proper preparation (knowledge),and some practice,you too can feel like a master artist on this machine. You will soon be grooming yourself in the mirror-polished bevels of your knives. Although it is expensive,it is worth every cent. I cannot recommend this system enough!
By: Tom GPerth,Australia
This is hands-down the best sharpening system I have used,and believe me,I have used plenty. The design is truly excellent - it maintains the precise angle selected,which results in fast sharpening and razor-like results.0.3
It is also flexible for many different sharpening requirements. I also like that it is portable in the integral carry bag - I recently ran a cooking workshop,and demonstrated the importance of edge maintenance using this device.
I love the "feel" of the Chosera stones,which again is a plus of the EdgePro design. You have tangle feel to the sharpening process,rather than mechanical repetition. Anyone who hand-sharpens with quality stones will know this characteristic.
All up - the best system I have tried - bar none. Did anyone think to enter this for a design award - if not,they should,as it is an absolute winner.
And again,many thanks to Mark Richmond for his service,professionalism and unbiased advice - such a rare commodity this days.
Stones work well as far as I can tell . I’ve had the chance to sharpen 3 knives now with these stones. I don’t have any reference for which to compare these stones 0.3