8 Knife Sharpening Service Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Knife Sharpening Service

Every household has a bunch of knives in it. All those households have dull knives that may need sharpening to serve the owners well. Therefore, there is already a market for your knife sharpening business. To start the business, drive down the road, knock and ask the homeowners if their knives need sharpening.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a knife sharpening service:

1. Knife Aid ($2.4M/year)

After successfully starting Happy Socks, Mikael Soderlind was motivated to create another business that filled a gap in the market. Inspired by his own love for cooking and realizing the need for a convenient knife sharpening service, he founded Knife Aid. Through smart marketing strategies, PR efforts, and a focus on customer satisfaction, Knife Aid has seen impressive growth, currently trading at $250,000 per month and continuing to increase month over month.

How much they make: $2.4M/year
Current team size: 20

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How We Started A $200K/Month Mail Knife Sharpening Service

Knife Aid, a mail-in knife sharpening service, has seen a steady increase in sales month over month since launching in early 2019 and is now trading at $250,000 per month largely due to the service being "something every American home is in need of," gaining huge PR boosts, and offering a unique supply-and-repair service that requires very low investment.

About
Marc started Knife Aid over 4 years ago
Revenue
Marc grew the business to $200K/month
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2. The American Edge ($18K/year)

How much they make: $18K/year
Current team size:

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How to Start a Knife Sharpening Business: Earn $30-60 an Hour From Home

This case study tells the story of an entrepreneur who built and operated a successful knife sharpening business, earning an average of $1500 a month by starting with free services.

About
Matt started The American Edge about 8 years ago
Revenue
Matt grew the business to $1.5K/month
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So... can you actually make money with a knife sharpening service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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5. Benchmade Knife Company, Inc.

Shop Benchmade Knife Company for a wide selection of high-performance Everyday Carry (EDC), Hunt, Rescue, Tactical, Outdoor, and Survival knives.

Where they're located: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Website traffic: 700K/month

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So... can you actually make money with a knife sharpening service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

7. COLD STEEL

Swords, Axes, Machetes and The Coolest Knives For Sale From The Leader in Tactical Weapons and Gear

Where they're located: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Website traffic: 390K/month

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8. Atlanta Cutlery

Visit our adventurous website, for a selection of unique knives, military swords, self defense tools and antique kukris.

Where they're located: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Website traffic: 110K/month

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