Straight from consumer feedback, we have created a new sharpening platform for smaller blades that works on Apex and Professional models. This smaller platform allows more flexibility with smaller blades including knives with thumb studs to retain the precision sharpening you expect from our products. The attachment measures 2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick which will protect the main platform of the machine. It includes an adjustable miniature guide plate to accommodate small knives of varying widths. In our instructional videos, Ben mentions building a riser block and this Small Knife Attachment is an adjustable riser block.