Patent Number D778705 Hi I am Paul Block the third. My dad and Grand pa started are business Back in Michigan 1969. They where the original manufacturer of the Block’s family sharpener. As a young man i traveled around Michigan selling their sharpeners with them in Sport shows, Flea Markets, and lots of gun and knife shows. We had family members selling in different states where they lived. It was a great part time job to help make ends meet. Two thousand four my Grand pa passed and later that year i took some of his sharpeners and work box with me to Florida to help pay for my trip. It was unreal how many sharpeners i sold in two weeks. We went home sold my house and me and my wife Billie Jo went back to Florida. ended up staying for 19 years. (We don’t just say we make the best sharpeners we will prove it) with Free knife sharpening. We where soon given the nick name threw out the deep south states (Dixie’s Finest) In 2013 Cutlery Corner knife show invited me to be on their Knife show. I demonstrated my granddads and dads original sharpener and they became a big hit on the show. Me and my wife came up with some new ideas to make are sharpener better yet. Now we had the money it took to Re- Patent are families sharpener. and Trademark are family name in it. We added safety grip with (Patent Anti-Slip grip) a thumb guard and guide. We now have taken our small family business to one of the most popular and best selling sharpeners in America. Now days People in the shows refer to us as The pirates Captain Sharp Blade and his Blond winch Switch Blade Billie. That’s right we are Pirates and we will steel the show where ever we go. (WE don’t just say we make the Best Sharpeners, we can, so we prove it.) Stay Sharp my friends for it is a pirates world. And remember Only Block sharpeners say Block on the handle and are Trademark and Patent.