About Block knife Sharpener History
Patent Number D778705
Block is our last name, Our business started off as a Part time family business by my Grandpa Paul Block Sr and my Dad Paul Block Jr. They Live in Capac Michigan. This is where they started their business together in the early 70’s. They were the Original designers and Manufacturers . They had sold lots of their knife sharpeners to Butcher shops and vegetable processing shop's, Gun and Knife shows, Car shows, Sport shows and Flea markets all over Michigan. Their original’s sharpeners sold on TV in Detroit area as the Easy knife Sharpener. Aka the Butcher Block sharpener and Slaughterhouse sharpener.
Paul Jr Block Teaching his Grandson. Justen Stimson. How to be a pitchmen like him. Imlay city Michigan state fair 2016
In 2004 Gram-pa pasted away. So Me Paul Block #3 and my wife Billie Jo Walker took Gram-pa's work box with his sharpeners to Florida one winter to make exert money on our vacation. (We stayed 18 years.) In 2013 we redone his sharpener with new look and up dated our patent. We add a thumb guide and guard with a softer over shot. Aka. (Anti-slip grip) This not only made it safer and better looking but much easyer to use. I also fooled with the coarseness of the honing rods. along with the angles and pressure points. Witch now makes it easier to get shaving sharp . Me and Billie Jo Traveled around the southern states for 18 years selling our sharpeners in sport shows and gun shows. We where known as Dixie's Finest Knife Sharpener. In 2013 we got invited to be a special guest on the Cutlery knife show. Where we demonstrated our sharpeners and became the Pirates that stold the show. We became the Hottest selling sharpener on Cutlery Corner TV knife show every Friday night at 9 on CCN cable and dish. As of 2018 we moved back to Houghton lake Michigan to run our business.