No, I’m not reviewing a Lady Gaga song (thanks for the pop culture reference gag kids!), but rather the knife sharpener you might have seen advertised on television lately. No best kitchen gadgets list is complete without including a knife sharpener. One of the many things that can ruin your experience with cooking in a kitchen is having a dull knife; I’m the one that does 99% of the cooking in my household, so I know this pain well. I’m also the best ice cream maker in the house. It’s extremely frustrating to take everything out for a nice dinner for the family, and then find out that your knives are too dull to properly cut things, and only end up messily ripping them. For anyone that takes pride in the food they prepare, this is enough to make you want to pull the hair from your head. I’ve tried plenty of knife sharpeners in the past, and all work to one degree or another, so why am I choosing to spend my time reviewing one that just seems so simple? Read on to find out. For the rest of your kitchen, you should also read our review of the naked lady ceramic mug.

At first glance, you might not even recognize the Edge of Glory as a knife sharpener at all (like the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer that can be mistaken for something else)– it surely doesn’t look like any that you’ve no doubt seen on cooking shows or in movies.  It actually looks almost like something you might see in a child’s room, with the suction cup base and rounded edges – that is until you look at the business area where the sharpening gets done.  Knives are sharpened by two tungsten carbide bits positioned in a perfect “V” shape; just pull your blade through in the direction of the arrow a few times, and they’ll be as sharp as they’ve ever been (if not sharper). A good knife sharpener like this one will ensure foods don’t get stuck in quality pot stirrer like the Ardente Gourmet Stirrer Color Black.

That suction cup on the bottom I mentioned earlier?  That’s another really neat design feature here as well – by pressing it onto a counter, and then pulling a tiny lever on the side, you in effect make it a part of that counter.  To put it simply – I pushed my Edge of Glory against a smooth steel door and pulled the lever.  Then I grabbed a hold of it, and pulled my legs up off the ground to see if it would move – it stayed completely attached without even the slightest hint of sliding.  Now before you ask, I am a hefty man weighing in at just under 250 lbs.  If the Edge of Glory can support me without issue, surely you have no worries of it slipping during use!

On the commercial they show a person running a credit card through the Edge of Glory, and then using it to slice up a tomato.  I thought that it had to be a trick, because ripe tomatoes are easy to cut normally, right?  Well I went to my garden and picked a few to try this all out.  When I used a standard credit card (actually a gift card, but same idea), it did not cut a tomato, but it did smash and tear it pretty good.  Okay, baseline established – time to see if the Edge of Glory held up to the claims.  Four quick swipes through the sharpener, and I could actually see a visible edge on the card; nothing as sharp as on a knife mind you, but it looked good to me.  I moved to a new tomato and tried it out, and to my surprise the card actually cut through it with ease.

I was sold after that, and started running almost every knife I had through it – even my small hunting knives, and the “cheaper” brands that I was given from Wal-Mart.  I also took this to the local Dairy Queen (exchanging free sharpenings for free ice cream = win – win), and they were amazed as it took big nicks out of their knifes – things that apparently had been there for a long time and through many hand sharpenings.  All in all, I was quite impressed with the Edge of Glory – I would have rather the body be made of something a bit sturdier than plastic because it feels a little cheap.  Also, should the need come up, there is no way to change the carbide inserts (at least none that I could find), but I suppose you could just buy another one for the cost and hassle not being able to change them saves you.

Editor’s Rating:



Bottom Line:  The Edge of Glory is one of those kitchen gadgets everyone should own – it’s small, convenient, and so easy to use that you’ll wonder how you survived so long without one.


  • Extremely strong suction cup prevents slipping
  • So compact that it’ll fit virtually anywhere
  • Four to six swipes is all it took to sharpen any knife I tried


  • The plastic body of it feels somewhat cheap
  • No way to change out the carbide inserts if one should break

You can pick up the Edge of Glory from their site for only $10.99 ($17.98 with shipping)

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  1. I purchased the EOG because Bed, Bath &B was out of the Samurai pro. It works well, but they didn’t have to make the commercial they did to sell this product. To introduce a thought like this into the group consciousness should be a felony. This is how we are losing our rights. If you don’t adjust this and remove it from the package and TV, I will bypass all As Seen on TV products. This was a highly irresponsible act in my opinion and really, really bothers me that a firm of this size and influence did this despicable act for a few coins. I will still buy the S Pro because I have Asian knives as well and need the adjustable sharpening inserts.

  2. Yes, Rah rah rah! Edge of glory is pretty neat IF you can get your order. I have waited FOUR MONTHS with excuses for the delay by the dozens. Tele market smacks of a shell game.

  3. just saw the infomercial….if anyone is idiotic enough to believe that four swipes through carbide sharpeners after a blade is flattened by a grinder…..the world is doomed. i worked in a machine shop, i am familiar with metals….you are getting skinned, trust me.

  4. I wonder how much Edge of Glory paid this guy to write this crap? Every other site I checked said it’s a piece of junk that doesn’t work.

  5. I would not be surprised at all if this guy was paid to give a favorable review of the sharpener. Try going to other web sites, such as Amazon, and read the reviews left there by people who actually used the product. This sharpener, like many other products sold on the independent tv stations, is a piece of crap designed to get your money and leave you with junk.

  6. watch the edge of glory commercial very carefully. when they get to the creditcard sharpening part, not only does the creditcard break, but you can see the line from where the tomato skin was precut! load of bs that the creditcard thing works. same bs as when they have cars running over pots

  7. knife steel to maintain your knife and use a sharpen stone to sharpen if it gets dull most electric sharpeners will do a good job but it will take too much away from the blade

  8. So when some dipshit american parent leaves it unattended and their dipshit kid sharpens a random wallet card and cuts somebody, how are you gonna explain that one? I bet your lawyers will disappear right quick.

    1. Mike I am on this site to make the exact same complaint. To introduce a thought like this into the group consciousness should be a felony. This is how we are losing our rights. Immature marketeers that will do or say anything for a buck. If we want to keep our rights, everyone needs to exercise better judgement.

  9. I just try to order this knife sharper but they said 100.00 they are charging me 2095 I think that what you call falste adavering ther riceing is over board start at 10.00 end up over 50.00 with shiping ans handle I hope it worth It
    Mary P. from Florida

  10. There are many sharpeners like that and the only thing that prevents me to buy one of those is the pre-set angle (around 40 degrees). For Japanese knives, the angle is much sharper (about 30), so sharpener like this would pretty much ruin your blade.

    Now if they come up with adjustable sharpening bits in a few pre-set angles (like 20-30-40 degrees), I’d be sold.

    1. I don’t know much about Japanese knives, but if this thing is really as good as they show in the videos, couldn’t you just resharpen it at this angle instead? I mean, it’s going to make the knife perform differently, but if it can cut that well even at that angle, does it make a difference? This is a serious question — I’m trying to understand if I’m missing something.

      1. Knives that are used for specific purposes are designed with a certain edge. I would not even dare to use this sharpener on my $1200 German forged Chefs Set. The Soduku knife used on the grinder actually requires a SPECIAL sharpener. This sharpener advertised will destroy that blade. Soduku blades are designed to release the food from the blade as it is being cut so it does not stick to the blade.

  11. “but I suppose you could just by another one for the cost and hassle…”
    Spelling brah….so very important if you’re going to blog about stuff. What’s wrong with that sentence segment? You may want to edit and correct that.

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