Patent Number D778705

In the 80’d they started demonstrating their sharpeners in Gun and Knife shows, Car shows, Sport shows and loco Flea markets in Michigan. Original’s sharpeners sold in Michigan as the Easy Knife Sharpener. Aka. Butcher Block sharpeners.

Block is our family name, and our knife sharpener history spans generations. Our story began as a small, part-time business founded by my Grandpa Paul Block Sr. and my Dad Paul Block Jr. in Capac, Michigan in the early 70s. From the start, they were passionate about creating high-quality, effective knife sharpeners. As word spread about their products, they quickly became a trusted supplier to local butcher shops and vegetable processing plants.

Over the years, our family has continued to innovate and refine our sharpening technology. Today, we offer a  sharpener designed to meet the needs of professional chefs, home cooks, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your kitchen knives, fishing fillet knives, or hunting blades, we have the perfect solution for you.

In addition to our unmatched selection of sharpeners, we’re also committed to providing exceptional customer service. When you work with our team, you can trust that you’ll receive personalized attention, expert guidance, and quick, reliable shipping. We’re passionate about what we do, and we’re dedicated to helping our customers get the most out of their knives.

Join the Block family today and experience the difference that comes with a truly superior sharpening solution. We can’t wait to work with you!

Paul Jr. Block

In 2004, a couple of years after my grandpa passed away, my wife Billie Jo Walker and I, Paul-R- Block, took Gram-pa’s Block’s sharpeners to Florida to make some extra money while my wife visited her family.
After setting up shop, we quickly realized that we had stumbled upon a great opportunity.
We ended up staying.
Our time in Florida gave us a chance to perfect our craft and to build a new loyal clientele.
In 2013, we redesigned our original sharpeners by adding a new look.
Inspired to innovate,
we decided to make some improvements to the sharpeners. We added a thumb grip with a new, softer overshoot (aka non-slip grip).

This made our sharpener much safer to use and easier to grip and control.
The thumb grip with a non-slip feature made all the difference and we received positive feedback from our customers.
In 2014, we got our big break as a new patent got approved and we got invited to be special guests on the Cutlery Corner knife show.
Thanks to our appearance on the Cutlery Corner knife show,
I demonstrated our Knife sharpener and it became the hottest selling knife sharpener on Cutlery Corner TV knife show.
we were able to get the word out and gain a wider audience.
Block sharpeners are a small family business made in America and always will be.
As a family business, we take pride in providing our customers with our high-quality American-made products.
We offer a lifetime guarantee and will never sell out to big businesses that will take them to China to be made..
We believe in our sharpeners so much that we offer a lifetime guarantee, and we remain committed to keeping our business local.

Paul Block Jr.Teaching his grandson, Justin Stinson, how to pitch his sharpener at the Imlay City, Michigan, Woods and Waters Sport Show in 2016. 

Original maker of the Block sharpener

RIP. Capac Michigan 2002

In Loving Memory of My Beloved Grandfather, Paul Block Sr. The Greatest Sharpener Since the Stone Age Whose Legacy Will Live On Forever.

Paul Block