Melbourne Resident, Rhineland Cutlery Founder Phil McMahon Invents Revolutionary New ‘AnglePro’ Knife Sharpener

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WATCH: Rhineland Cutlery, leading manufacturer and distributor of superbly crafted knives and knife sets, has announced the launch of the AnglePro Knife Sharpener. Get your AnglePro now! Call 561-373-1925 or visit angleprosharpener.com

Rhineland Cutlery, a leading manufacturer and distributor of superbly crafted knives and knife sets, has announced the launch of the AnglePro Knife Sharpener. Get your AnglePro now! Call 561-373-1925 or visit angleprosharpener.com

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County resident Phil McMahon has invented a new product that is proving to be a “must-have” in every kitchen – right up there with the can opener and colander.

McMahon’s new product instantly and simply solves the age-old frustration of having a kitchen drawer full of expensive knives that are rendered almost useless because they have lost their sharp edge.

Enter the AnglePro Knife Sharpener, an affordable, innovative, patent-pending design that is the culmination of three years of research by McMahon, who is a 20-year knife industry veteran and co-founder of Rhineland Cutlery, one of the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of superbly crafted knives and knife sets.

In addition to here on the Space Coast, Rhineland Cutlery has offices in Canada, England and Dubai.

McMahon has designed several major knife collections considered go-to brands by both professional chefs and home cooks. He decided to tackle sharpeners with the almost-obsessive attention to detail that he gives Rhineland knives.

A common problem McMahon discovered in the restaurant industry is the issue of dull knives.

Sharp knives are a necessity for professional chefs, who up to now had often been limited in their options for sharpening knives because knife blades vary from 13 to 21 degrees depending on the specific knives, but traditional knife sharpeners have a fixed angle, which can make sharpening knives with fixed-angle sharpeners a useless exercise.

“Angle is everything when it comes to sharpening a knife,” said McMahon. “If the sharpener is set at 21 degrees, but your blade is 13 degrees, the sharpener won’t work.”

AnglePro’s patent-pending Angle Gauge solves the problem by accurately measuring the individual blade angle. Once the customer knows the blade angle, he can select the appropriate wheel from the accompanying set of diamond-coated sharpening wheels to put a perfect edge on all types of knives.

Phil McMahon, left, and business partner David Ring started Rhineland Cutlery in 2012.

Supporting Meals On Wheels

For restaurant owners, AnglePro is the answer to a costly problem.

“Restaurants will use sharpening services that come in every month to replace the dull knives with sharp ones,” said McMahon. “These services charge about $200 a month. Restaurant owners hate the price, but it’s a necessity for them.”

AnglePro, which is now available for pre-order at $100, will save restaurants, and home chefs, plenty of cash.

Although AnglePro was originally aimed at the restaurant industry, the sharpener is also perfect for home chefs who want to better unleash their talents in the kitchen.

In addition to sharpening, AnglePro also re-edges and hones the blades.

“It’s three tools in one,” said McMahon. “Your knife will become new again.”

With thousands of units currently in the manufacturing process, Rhineland Cutlery Angle Pro will launch a Kickstarter campaign on September 16 to further ramp up production. Kickstarter, a funding platform for innovative products and projects, will offer special packages and pricing on the sharpeners to those who support the campaign.

McMahon has also teamed up with Meals on Wheels agencies in Central Florida to furnish its kitchens with Rhineland knives. A portion of the sales from every Rhineland AnglePro will also be donated to Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritious meals to the elderly at risk of going hungry.

“I hope to be able to go nationwide in our support of Meals of Wheels,” said McMahon.

McMahon and business partner David Ring started Rhineland Cutlery in 2012. Although the firm maintains a low profile in Brevard, it is a familiar name in the hospitality industry, thanks to the company’s reputation for excellence and its lifetime guarantee for its products.

Corporate customers include Landry’s, Rainforest Café, Caesars Entertainment, Beef O’Brady’s, Nueske’s and Gordon, Sysco and Cheney Brothers food service giants, among others.

Knife blades vary from 13 to 21 degrees depending on the specific knives, but traditional knife sharpeners have a fixed angle, which can make sharpening knives with fixed-angle sharpeners a useless exercise. “Angle is everything when it comes to sharpening a knife,” said Phil McMahon during a segment on Space Coast Daily TV.

Melbourne Resident Since 1984

Raised in Chicago, McMahon moved to Melbourne in 1984 at age 19. By 1994, he was the top salesman for a Dallas-based cookware distributor.

“When a prospective distributor from England came to town, I was put in charge of training him, and that is how I met David,” said McMahon.

Ring eventually emigrated from England to start a cookware distributorship with McMahon in Melbourne. The interest in outstanding knives was a natural segue for the partners.

“David and I were looking for a good quality knife to sell with the cookware, but we could not find one that we liked, so we decided to design our own,” said McMahon.

Their fledgling company quickly took flight.

“We did $2.1 million in sales, not bad for the first year,” said McMahon.

Rhineland primarily sells online and at home shows, wine and food festivals and boat shows, and is a fixture at restaurant and lodging trade shows around the country.

With the three laser engraving machines available at Rhineland’s Melbourne headquarters, the company is also known as the go-to for corporate gifts.

“We offer free engraving on any knife,” said McMahon.

Special Pricing – Order Yours Today!

In addition to special pricing with the AnglePro, Rhineland is currently running a 50 percent off promotion for all its knives and knife collections at rhinelandcutlery.com when consumers enter the discount codes of SPACECOAST50 and MEDIA50. Free engraving is also included in this offer.

Given the consumer and industry interest in the Rhineland AnglePro even before the sharpener was available for distribution, McMahon expects the product to become the new gold standard in the industry.

Chef James McGuinness, dean of culinary arts at Keiser University’s Melbourne Center for Culinary Arts, and part of the panel of chefs who tested the Angle Pro Sharpener agrees.

“It lets me do it all, grind, sharpen and put true edges on my knives,” said McGuinness. “It’s easy, efficient and foolproof.”

For professional chefs and home cooks alike, McMahon believes the AnglePro will become a must-have in the kitchen.

“It’s the only knife sharpener you will ever need,” he said.

Get your AnglePro now! Call 561-373-1925 or visit angleprosharpener.com

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