The Guild of Professional Sharpeners is a community of people working together to grow artisanal sharpening businesses around the world.
Our mission is to provide a supportive guild and community for sharpeners of all levels, from those just starting out to seasoned professionals. We believe that by working together and sharing our knowledge and expertise, we can help each other succeed and create a thriving industry.
For those just starting out, we offer resources and guidance to help you build the foundation of your sharpening business. This includes information on the different tools and techniques used in the sharpening process, as well as business tips on how to market and sell your services.
For seasoned professionals, we provide a platform for continuing education and growth. This includes opportunities to learn about new technologies and techniques, as well as networking and collaboration with other sharpening professionals.
At the heart of our mission is a belief that by coming together and supporting each other, we can all achieve greater success and make a positive impact on the world through our craft.
My name is Matt and I started The American Edge in 2016 after beginning to learn to sharpen while deployed to Djibouti. My goal when I started was to generate $5000 over five years to install a Permaculture project on my homestead. Through years of grinding it out, I finally discovered the potential that lies in sharpening businesses. My goal now is to help make more sharpeners than anyone before and to restore the local artisanal sharpener in every town and city.
The only place in the world where there is structured content (Online Courses) with a community built around it that will train you not just in the skills, but also in the ways to build a business and monetize those skills.
It is not impossible to build or grow a sharpening business on your own, but by becoming an active member in the Guild you’ll accomplish your own goals on a timeline you’d otherwise never imagine.
As your host, my goal for you is to add $500 of revenue per month to your business every year you’re active in the Guild. That’s whether you’re just starting, or whether you’re established and growing.
Your investment in the Guild, combined with your hard work, will pay for itself and the tools to get started in the first year. Every month or year you keep your business active after that is all gravy.
Or, for many of us, the revenue is at a good place and we want the community of people to learn from, share with, and support. Sharpening and business are both never-ending pursuits of knowledge and skill.
"I am just realizing that between the big order of knives and my buddy that had 4 chisels and 7 planes I have been paid about $200 this week. My best yet." -Doug Agee Owner of Bonneville Sharpening Service, Salt Lake City UT in month 3 of implementing the Foundations for Success Course
This Beginners Tool Guide is just one of the MANY resources available in the Foundations For Success Course. Check it out, and if you like what you see, know that there's a lot more where it came from, so become a member today!