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How often should I have my knives professionally sharpened?

The frequency of professional sharpening depends on the usage and condition of your knives. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have your knives professionally sharpened every 6-12 months for regular home use. However, if you frequently use your knives or notice a significant decline in their performance, more frequent sharpening may be necessary.

Can I sharpen knives myself with a whetstone?

Yes, if you have the time to invest in whetstone sharpening, doing it yourself is certainly an option. However, it requires proper technique and practice to achieve good results, so be patient with yourself. Using a whetstone involves maintaining a consistent angle, applying appropriate pressure, and ensuring even strokes along the blade. If you're new to sharpening, it may be helpful to seek guidance or watch tutorial videos to learn the correct technique.

What is the best way for me to use a Steel on my knives?

A steel, also known as a honing rod, is used to realign the edge of a knife between sharpenings. When you use a steel, you are not actually sharpening a knife the way you might think. A steel is most effective on a blade that has a well sharpened edge. The frequency of steeling depends on the knife's usage. As a general rule, it is recommended to use a steel every 2-3 times you use the knife to maintain its sharpness.

Can serrated knives be sharpened?

Yes, serrated knives can be honed to maintain a sharp edge. However, they require specialized sharpening techniques. Serrated knives have a serrated edge with small teeth, and traditional sharpening methods may not work effectively. It is recommended to have serrated knives sharpened by professionals who have the expertise and equipment to restore the serrations and sharpen the blade accurately.

What’s the best way to store knives so they retain their sharp edge?

The best way to store knives is by using a knife block, magnetic strip, or knife guard covers. These storage options keep the blades protected, prevent contact with other utensils or surfaces that could dull the edge, and reduce the risk of accidents. It's important to ensure the knives are completely dry before storing them to prevent moisture buildup and potential corrosion.

I’ve read that you should never put your good knives in a dishwasher. Why is that?

Placing your good knives in the dishwasher can cause damage to the blades and handles. The harsh detergents, high heat, and water pressure in dishwashers can dull the blades, corrode the metal, and loosen the handles. If knives are not placed in the dishwasher carefully, the blade edge can come in contact with other items during the wash cycle, which can also dull the blades over time. It is best to hand wash knives with mild soap and warm water, immediately dry them, and store them properly to maintain their sharpness and longevity.

Does a knife ever reach a point when it can no longer be sharpened?

In most cases, knives can be sharpened numerous times before reaching a point where they can no longer be effectively sharpened. However, this depends on several factors such as the quality of the steel, extent of damage or wear, and previous sharpening techniques. Knives with significant structural damage or extremely worn-out blades may be difficult to restore. It's best to consult a professional sharpener who can assess the condition of the knife and provide guidance on whether it can be sharpened further or needs replacement.
 

Can you come to my house to sharpen my knives, tools, etc.? Is there a minimum charge?

Yes, we offer on-site sharpening services where we come to your location to sharpen your knives and tools. We strive to accommodate your needs and provide convenient service. Please note that we have a $50 minimum charge for on-site visits. Contact us to discuss the details and schedule a visit.

I live in a subdivision with an HOA. Can you come to my neighborhood for a “sharpening day”?

Absolutely! We are open to organizing "sharpening days" in residential areas and communities. It's a convenient way for multiple residents to have their knives and tools sharpened on the same day, promoting community engagement. Please reach out to us and we can support you with the logistics of getting your HOA's approval and to discuss organizing the event in your neighborhood.

Do you have a presence at local farmers’ markets?

Yes, we frequently participate in local farmers' markets, providing our sharpening services to customers while they shop for fresh produce and local goods. Our presence at farmers' markets offers a convenient opportunity for customers to have their knives sharpened on the spot. Check our calendar below or contact us to find out the upcoming farmers' market locations and dates.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Yes, we take pride in the quality of our sharpening services. We offer a satisfaction guarantee on our workmanship. If you are not completely satisfied with the sharpness and performance of your blades after our service, please contact us, and we will make it right. We have the required equipment to measure the sharpness of the blades we sharpen, so we can not only guarantee a sharp edge, we can show you exactly and precisely how sharp your edge is.

Where to find us

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Discover our upcoming sharpening locations and dates with ease. Our convenient calendar allows you to find the perfect spot and time to drop off your knives for sharpening. We've carefully selected a variety of accessible locations throughout the region, making it convenient for you to find us wherever you are.

Resources

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