About Winning Edge

Master Sharpener Jay Fridy received his first pocket knife when he was in second grade. Shortly after, he started sharpening that knife and his love of knives and sharpening began.

Jay inherited his father’s love of knives and cooking which led him to research the best materials and methods to sharpen his ever-growing personal collection of knives. For decades Jay sharpened his, along with family and friends’ knives with the precise but very time-consuming process of hand drawing the edges across the various sharpening stones.

Then he came across an article about Terry Beech, a master sharpener in Santa Cruz, California, that utilized a slow RPM sharpening wheel that rotated in a water bath. Jay went to California to train with this sharpener so he could offer the same level of sharpening precision and craftsmanship to customers more efficiently.

This professional training is what allows him to offer the highest quality precision sharpening (adjustments as fine as ½ degree to match optimal edge angle for every type of knife and hand tool) in a convenient and timely manner.