Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for ( This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 217-422-0911 or via email at

About the Owners

Greetings! I'm Dennis Brooks, and along with my wife Tonya, we're proud to carry on the legacy of Sharp Edges Sharpening Service and Hamaguri USA. We're thrilled you're here to learn more about our journey and the services we offer. We're eager to collaborate with you soon.

Our History

Founded in 1994, Sharp Edges has always been a family affair. Initially spearheaded by Larry Brooks, the business experienced rapid growth, prompting Larry to invite his wife Linda to manage the administrative side and delve into sharpening for the animal industry.

Milestones & Achievements

In 1999, Larry earned the esteemed title of Master Sharpener and became a member of the National Shear Sharpeners Guild (N.S.S.G.). That same year, he began showcasing his sharpening expertise at various seminars across the U.S., including events hosted by Huffs Wholesale, Sharpener’s Report, and Wolff Industry™.

The Next Generation

I joined the family business in 1997, initially focusing on clipper repairs. A year later, I took charge of the Industrial Division and some of Larry's mobile routes, allowing him to concentrate on expanding other areas of the business. In 2006, I achieved Guild Member status at the N.S.S.G., and by 2008, I had earned the title of Master Sharpener.

Innovations & Training

Larry introduced the Hamaguri Sharpening System in 2000 and later initiated hands-on training programs. By 2003, we became an Authorized Training Center for Wolff Industries™, and in 2007, the exclusive distributor and training center for the Treyco Clipper Blade Sharpening System.

Expanding Horizons

In 2003, we moved to a new office and training facility. Both Larry and I have trained numerous individuals, contributing to the success of many Hamaguri owners.

A Three-Generation Legacy

In 2007, my son Matthew joined the family business, specializing in clipper blade sharpening. By 2010, he had earned his Master Sharpener status, making us the only three-generation equipment manufacturer for shear sharpeners. Together, we have over 38 years of sharpening experience.

Community Involvement

In 2008, Larry, Linda, and I co-founded the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG), which we managed for three years. The organization is now run by a dedicated Board of Directors. Learn more at NBTSG Website.

A New Chapter

In 2012, Linda and Larry passed the torch to Tonya and me. We're committed to upholding the high standards set by our predecessors and look forward to serving you in the future.

Thank you for your interest in Sharp Edges Sharpening Service. We can't wait to work with you!