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Next Show: October 24th-26th, 2024 in Reno, NV

Welcome to The Sharpening Show

Welcome to The Sharpening Show, the premier event dedicated to everything related to edges and sharpening! Join us at these regional seminars where you'll delve into the art of sharpening knives, scissors, and clipper blades, along with essential topics like clipper blade repair, equipment maintenance, and invaluable business and marketing insights. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in the sharpening industry, this event is tailor-made for you!

Discover unparalleled value as you explore the latest tips and tricks, connect with industry experts, and exchange ideas with fellow enthusiasts. Take advantage of this golden opportunity to expand your knowledge about sharpening techniques and equipment. Our esteemed educators bring decades of experience to the table, ready to empower you with the skills and expertise needed to elevate your service to customers.

Don't miss out on this enriching experience!

Break-Out Sessions

Educational break-out sessions will be interspersed throughout the schedule, allowing you to concentrate on the equipment and techniques that pique your interest the most.

Hands-on Training

Plenty of hands-on opportunities await you to explore all the equipment and have your queries addressed. Our showcase will feature top-notch industry equipment, empowering you to make well-informed decisions.

No Questions Left Unanswered

Seize this ideal chance to have your sharpening queries addressed. Throughout the event, we'll diligently track questions to ensure each receives a thorough response. Rest assured, we won't conclude until every question has been satisfactorily answered.

Networking with Industry Veterans and Vendors

Networking breaks will be scheduled throughout the event, providing ample opportunities for you to connect with fellow sharpeners. To kick-start the event, we'll host an opening networking reception on the first day.

Industry-Leading Deals

At our show, industry-leading vendors and educators will be on hand to offer seminars, training sessions, and exclusive deals on their top-of-the-line equipment. If you've been holding out for a sale to expand your equipment arsenal, this is the event you won't want to miss!

Door Prizes and Giveaways

We're excited to announce a special array of prizes from all our vendors! Simply register to attend, and you'll automatically be entered into the drawings for a chance to win.

Who is this event for?

Professional and mobile shear sharpeners, industrial companies that sharpen their tools, knife enthusiasts, beauty shear sharpeners, pet grooming shear sharpeners, fabric and home shears sharpeners, workroom owners, garden tool sharpeners, restaurant knife sharpeners, and more. 

Speakers & Educators

Dennis Brooks - Owner, Hamaguri USA
Glen Burke - Sharpening Instructor, Wolff Industries
Jason Sturm - Owner, The Edge Pro
Bonnie Megowan - CEO, Bonika Shears
Bill Pierce - VP Business Development, Wolff Industries
Zach Sturm - President, The Edge Pro
Gene Megowan - National Sales Manager, Bonika Shears
Caleb Snead - Marketing Director, Wolff Industries

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Topics & Sessions

Thinner Repair and Sharpening
Networking Reception
Sharpening: Barber, Beauty, Grooming Scissors and Shears
Equipment Demonstrations
Hands On Learning
Topics for Beginners and Experienced Sharpeners
Knife Sharpening
Clipper Blade Sharpening
Clipper Repair
Business Strategies
Selling Strategies
Small Group Break Out Sessions
Vendor Area
Industrial Sharpening
Rotary Blade Sharpening
Marketing/Social Media


Early bird pricing of $249.99/person through July 31st, 2024. Starting August 1st, $299.99/person!

Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Reservation Group Code: GWIEPS4

We have negotiated incredible room rates. The room block is limited so make your reservations early. 

October 22 – 24    $79/night + taxes
October 25 – 26    $139/night + taxes
October 27 – 28    $79/night + taxes

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Show Schedule



If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-888-3832 or email us at  Thank you for coming. We appreciate your business and are glad to have each of you as part of our sharpening family. See ya soon!