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Join us for our 12th Annual National Convention in September 2020


Upcoming Events

10/10/2019 - 10/11/2019

Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminar

All day

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina

Event Details

10/10/2019 - 10/11/2019

Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminar

This event is being hosted by NBTSG sponsors Wolff Industries and The Edge Pro at The Courtyard Marriott in Greenville, SC. Fee is $109 before July 31. Event includes classes on shear and clipper blade sharpening, plus an Open House and Tours @Wolff Industries, demos, and a Yard Sale of closeout items. Register on the website: wolffindustries.com/blog/sharpening-seminars. OR call 800-888-3832 

Lodging reservations: Call 864-213-9009 and mention the seminar to get the $119 rate plus tax.


NBTSG BLADE CERTIFICATION EXAM IS AVAILABLE:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


All day

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina

10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Western Sharpeners Workshop

All day

Shriners Event Center, Spokane, Washington

Event Details

10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Western Sharpeners Workshop

This event is being hosted by NBTSG Sponsor Western Workshops by NBTSG Certified Sharpener Donna Wright.  NBTSG Satellite Certification Exams are available at this event for an additional fee. 


Speaker and event details now available! Check website for details.


The Western Workshops continues to be focused on bringing talented sharpeners to share their wealth of knowledge at regional events, provide great networking, and provide our vendors a showcase for their cutting edge advances. 


Featured Mentors:

*Dayna Scheufler, Shear Mechanix, Beauty and Grooming shear sharpening, outlining the process;  *Advanced techniques and understanding scissor geometry, inside work; *sharpening those pesky curved grooming shears and getting the best results sharpening blenders of all kinds.  Dayna will also be representing NBTSG as the proctor for satellite certification of blades and scissors.

*Debra Finck, Nose to the Grindstone - Medical Instrument Sharpening, Debra will teach a specific tool in the general session and will dive in deeper in the *Advanced medical sharpening clinic.

Alex Lee, Above Shears, A step wise approach to sharpening scissors, laying a foundation.

*Cliff Curry, Curry Custom Cutlery, Knife sharpening, a detailed examination of different sharpening techniques using new low cost equipment options.

Donna Wright, Sharpening by Donna, Serving the grooming profession.

*Mitch Kingsland, The Shop, Inc - *Sharpening clipper blades; Tips, tricks and considerations regarding barber and the Wahl 5 in 1 blades

All day

Shriners Event Center, Spokane, Washington

4/4/2020 - 4/5/2020

Heart of Dixie Sharpeners' Shindig

All day

DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, Decatur, Alabama

Event Details

4/4/2020 - 4/5/2020

Heart of Dixie Sharpeners' Shindig

This is an NBTSG sponsored event hosted by the Alabama Chapter.


A two day event dedicated to certification training.  Saturday covers shear certification and Sunday covers blade certification.  In the morning we conduct the pre-certification workshop training then move into hands on practice and then attendees take the satellite certification exam.  The primary instructors are NBTSG Certification Judges who will be assisted by certified sharpeners.


No vendors or sidebars, the whole weekend is focused on preparing the attendees for NBTSG certification.  


All day

DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, Decatur, Alabama

9/18/2020 - 9/20/2020

2020 NBTSG Annual National Convention

All day

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

Event Details

9/18/2020 - 9/20/2020

2020 NBTSG Annual National Convention

Come join us in Nashville and help celebrate our 12th Annual National Convention!


Three full days of education, training, networking, learning, sharing, skills development, food, friends, family, and fun.  We are anticipating 15 three hour Guild Workshops available to choose from on Friday on a range of topics from business development to technical skills enhancement; 3 guest speaker presentations and 5 Guild Centers on Saturday, as well as shear and clipper blade certification exams; 5 Guild Centers presented Sunday morning with an additional 5 on Sunday afternoon; lots of vendors who will be open all day Saturday and Sunday; a Sharpeners Swap Meet and Silent Auction all day Saturday; catered reception and members meeting Saturday night; and finally our catered Awards Banquet Dinner on Sunday night to bring the event to a close. Catered lunch and refreshments are provided on Saturday and Sunday.


There is something available for all experience levels from beginners who have never touched a pair of shears to 30 year veteran sharpeners.  Come see what all the buzz is about.


SEATING IS LIMITED TO 75 PEOPLE SO REGISTER EARLY. 



All day

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tennessee