We are big fans of the Edge Pro Apex sharpening system. This handy tool will allow a novice to put razor sharp endes on his or her knives in no time. The Apex 3 Model Edge Pro Sharpening system set inludes the following:
I was disappointed that the base was made of plastic (albeit high-quality Nylon). Regardless,the system works very well...my knives are sharp! Too bad it is so expensive.
I was never very good with freehand sharpening/ polishing. So I sucked it up and bought this system. I say sucked it up but how much would it cost to buy five stones and a ceramic rod? Not that big a difference. Granted those stones are bigger and will last longer but given the learning curve and the time saved,this seems like a good trade off for me. There are limitations-the depth of the blade. I have a cleaver that is too big but if I take the guide off and use a custom cut block back there I should be fine. Also hawksbill knives--but I don’t have any. I should be able to do scimitar shaped blades in a much more controlled manner than freehand. Overall I am very happy with this system.
Great product! Handles tanto’s,recurves,serrated,little,big knives and more! Extremely well made! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to sharpen several knives to a perfect edge. If you are only using it for 1 or 2 knives... it may be a waste of money. If you are using this for hunting/fishing/camping/and kitchen... then you will not find a better system out there!