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Edge Pro Essential Set
Edge Pro Essential Set

Edge Pro Essential Set

Item #: EdgeProEssentialSet

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews)

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Our Price: $269.95

The set has changed as of 3/4/2022.

Here is the best Edge Pro deal on the site. We stripped out what you don't need and added all of what you do. The result is a setup that will give you a great edge with ease and convenience. We put in our best 3 stone progressions used by free-hand sharpeners. The Shapton Glass 220 and the Shapton Professional 1,000, and 8,000 grit stones are among our most popular stones and grit sizes.

We are very proud to be the only retailer offering these superior stones made especially for the Apex system. The combination of these high-end splashes and go stones and the easy to set up and use Apex system will reward you with some of the very sharpest edges you can imagine. And all without the need to learn the art of freehand sharpening or the costly mistakes that can be made using this difficult to master method.

We have also added the drill stop collar, and platform magnet to the set. So itís ready to go straight out of the box. The Edge Pro Apex systemís major advantages are its versatility and speed. It's a very simple tool, durable and functional and it is easily our favorite sharpening a mile! Manufactured from the highest quality materials in Hood River, Oregon, US.

  • Edge Pro Sharpening System
  • Black Cordura Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Water Bottle
  • Drill Stop Collar
  • Platform Magnet
  • Shapton Glass 220 Grit Stone
  • Shapton Pro 1,000 Grit Stone (Yellow)
  • Shapton Pro 8,000 Grit Stone (Green)

  • Customer Reviews


    20 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Edge pro essential kit, March 23, 2020
    Posted By: Charlie - verified customer

    Looking forward to many more knives to sharpen.

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      Edge Pro, March 18, 2020
    Posted By: Frank D - verified customer

    Edge Pro words just as described, does a great job and its fast as I was getting tired using wet stones. This was my first time buying from CK to go and customer service was very helpful. I just finished placing another order. Thanks

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      Edge Pro Decision, December 30, 2019
    Posted By: Matthew Howard - verified customer

    I have hand sharpened for 15 years with good results, but this is almost more satisfying and better results. Build quality seems lacking when you first try it and then you realize it is exactly what it needs to be and nothing extra or unnecessary. Mark always has excellent customer service and prompt shipping. If you are even considering this, just buy it. Worth every penny. Buy a 140 grit CKTG plate as well.

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      Love this sharpening system, October 16, 2019
    Posted By: John B - verified customer

    As a chef for 35 years, I've tried to sharpen my own knives. Sometimes I get them just right, but usually they aren't perfect. This system makes it very easy to get consistent results and it still feels like hand sharpening.

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      Edge Pro Essentials set, May 8, 2018
    Posted By: Eric

    Took a little bit of time and effort to learn to use but the results are worth it. Watch the videos, they help quite a bit. The stones are great. I will have to get a couple more (lower grit or diamond for rough work and maybe one past the 5k for high polish). These stones do a good job on tough steels like CPM-M4, M390 and even K390. I am still learning on the unit- hollow grinds give me a little bit of trouble but flat grinds are pretty straightforward.
    The easy change spring is a REALLY nice feature. Keeps the stone secure but allows for quick and effortless change outs.
    I haven't tried the magnet yet- I just watched some videos with hints on how to secure it to the unit.
    Wasn't sure what to do with the drill stop collar until I watched the video. Still haven't used it since all the stones are the same thickness but it will come in handy as stones wear and I purchase different ones.
    All in all, a nice addition.

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      Edge Pro Essential Set, January 31, 2018
    Posted By: Brannon - verified customer

    I had knives that desperately needed sharpening. I tried free-hand sharpening and did not have the time or the patience to master the skill. Professional sharpening was $6/inch - not worth it for these knives. After much research, I chose the Edge Pro system, and the essential set is perfect. I practiced on some inexpensive and old Chicago Cutlery knives and got them razor sharp after a few knives. Now, all my knives are incredibly sharp and pass the tomato test. This is a great system for anyone that wants sharp knives and doesn't have time or inclination to master free hand sharpening. Also, CKTG was out of the essential kit when I was ready to purchase. I contacted them and got a near immediate reply that they would be restocked in 4 days, and they were. Kudos for incredible service in a world that has mostly forgotten what that means!

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      Amazing, December 22, 2017
    Posted By: Jacob W - verified customer

    I ordered the Essential Set in November, and I loved it. This was when it had the Shapton Glass 500, 1k, and 6k. I ended up ordering their 140 and 400 Grit Diamond stones, and suggest you purchase a diamond stone as well. For lapping, and quicker metal removal. I also recommend the Angle Cube for precise angles.

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      Great product, knife collection just got a lot more respectable. , November 4, 2017
    Posted By: Nate - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Watched a couple videos and then sharpened 10-15 knives relatively quickly.

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      Edge Pro Essential Set, July 21, 2017
    Posted By: Sean - verified customer

    Great sharpener. Restore a razor sharp edge with relative ease.

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      Loving it, April 11, 2017
    Posted By: Chuck - verified customer

    Really enjoying this set. Being able to save some money and move up to the Shapton stones without having to purchase them separately was great. Has everything you need to get started and now I can figure out the best way to supplement as I refine my technique

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      Edge Pro Essential Set, November 29, 2016
    Posted By: Wendell Pope - verified customer

    I didn't have the time to master hand sharpening, but this Edge Pro Set makes it easy to sharpen like a pro! The selection of stones is perfect for almost all sharpening jobs short of re-profiling or badly damaged blades. If you plan to re-profile or repair badly damaged blades consider adding a 200 or 320 stone. The quick change spring is nice and the platform magnet is great. I may add a second platform magnet.

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      Edge Pro Essential Set , September 5, 2016
    Posted By: Bob DeKeulenaere - verified customer

    Great sharpener. Well built and thought out. The Shapton Glass Stones work great. Chef's Knives To Go is THE place to buy this set as they let me swap out the 1000 stone for a 2000 and the 6000 for an Atoma 140. Communication and service were stellar. These people are a pleasure to deal with and take care of you every step of the way. They now have a customer for life. Thanks guys. Bob

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      Excellent option!, December 23, 2015
    Posted By: Brian M (GopherBroke) - verified customer

    I got this in mid November from Cody Paul in a trade he and I worked out.I had an imitation model that I got from a website prior to owning this legitimate Edge Pro version. The difference(s) between the copy-cat and the real deal are amazing.The Shapton Glass stones that are included in this kit will sharpen anything! I've sharpened cheaper stainless knives, and a couple of better JK's with AS and R2 steels and hardness' of up to 64/65 HRC.The 500 stone will set an edge, but not as rapidly as a 220/320 would, but it works well. The 1k stone leaves a great toothy, working edge on the less expensive SS knives.The 4k is used on my JK's and it leaves an awesome edge. I usually strop on Balsa or leather after working to the 4k stone. The result after stropping is explainable.Anyone can use the Edge Pro!!!The set up only takes a few minutes,Finding an existing angle is so simple with the felt tip marker trick.This things keeps the angle consistent, and true throughout the length of the blade.If you aren't good at freehand sharpening - Check out the EP, and seriously consider the Essential Set - only because of the EP stones (they total $110 if bought separately).

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      Product Review, September 7, 2014
    Posted By: John - verified customer

    I was able to get to a razor's edge by the third knife. It even put a tomato cutting (before sharpening it always tore tomatoes) edge on my crappy grocery store utility knife.I've tried freehand water stones, the Lanskey system, and the Gatco systems - this system is the best by far.

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      Product Review, May 11, 2014
    Posted By: Glenn R - verified customer

    Overall, very pleased with the set. A bit of a learning curve with the set up and use, but the videos helped work through it. The set has helped me to consistently get our knives sharper than they have been in a long time.

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      Product Review, May 7, 2014
    Posted By: Wes - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    A perfect set. There's nothing in it I don't use every time, except for the water bottle (which I lost immediately). Within the first hour I had gotten the hang of using the EP and put a razor-sharp edge on my Moritaka and Tojiro gyutos. Now I can do a 4k touch-up to either knife in about 1 minuet, including setup. (It helps a lot that the Shaptons are splash-and-go.) I would recommend this set to anyone. You could purchase rougher stones for re-setting a bevel, or finer ones for super refinement, but truth is, this set is all you really need. (And these stones will last a good long time.)

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      Product Review, February 11, 2014
    Posted By: Dusty - verified customer

    By far the best bang for the buck EPA system available. There is no comparison to the factory stones. The Shapton 500 cuts 2 to 3 times faster than the 220 stock stone. Magnet, collar, and q.c. spring are all necessary imho. Add a strop or two, atoma 140 (re-profiling), and a 8k stone for the ultimate setup. Only gripe is low grit Shaptons and Atoma plates are kind of pricey for what it is. Despite the way the Atoma eats metal, slightly disappointed in quality. (Some minor flaking on edges early on, but no prob. with performance) Overall, still a SOLID 5 star product with more versatility than Wicked Edge for half the price.

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      Product Review, February 23, 2013
    Posted By: BArnold - verified customer

    I have to say having tried a few other sharpening systems... the EP Essential kit is the coolest thing since sliced bread. And it makes slicing bread a snap. I particularly like the spring loaded of the glass stones as well as the speed with which you can flip the blade and how you can quicky fine tune areas where you don't feel a burr. It really is the BMW of sharpening systems; well designed resulting in razor sharp edges with ease. A great offering... Thanks!

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      Product Review, October 31, 2012
    Posted By: Henrik - verified customer

    Decided on this kit after looking at a few videos and consulting the CKTG-forum; I have very little experience in sharpening, but I got to paper shredding sharpness just by using the 500 stone! Whow!The micro fiber cloth seems to leave some spots on the stones, so I ended up with kitchen paper. Lots of learning to do, but out-of-the-box experience was really overwhelming! Nice machine and good service from Mark as always!

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      Product Review, October 30, 2012
    Posted By: N.Chong - verified customer

    I am very impressed with this set. The stones are fantastic so far and I've got my kitchen knives sharper than they've ever been. Easy to use and the learning curve is not too steep. The 6k stone gives the edge a mirror like edge already. Haven't had to use the strop yet. All the accessories are fantastic. The magnet actually worked alot better than I expected. Shipping was quite fast to Singapore too! Great service thanks!

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