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Old 04-18-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Knife Sharpening

Does anyone get their knives professionally sharpened? If so, how often and is it worth it? I sharpen all but my Wusthof Santoku Hollow Edge (it doesn't ever need it) right before using on a sharpening steel, but it seems that over time, they've still lost their edge. I'm wondering if I should get them professionally sharpened. I can get my two chef's knives, a boning knife, carver and two paring knives sharpened for less than 10 euros (13 dollars). Is that a good deal?

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Old 04-18-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Yes, I get mine sharpened and to me it's worth it. I know how to sharpen knives with a stone, but am pretty lazy.

A steel is not a sharpening device. It only hones the blade. So you will need to sharpen your knives either yourself or professionally at least once or twice a year.

1 to 2 bucks a knife is generally a good price. But some places charge bythe inch.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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velochic - it's the high end amount for knife sharpening but it's still worth it to have sharp knives. I sharpen my Santoku Hollow Edge and it does just fine. It does lose its edge and I like it exceptionally sharp.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
 
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Norton Multi-Sharpening Stone Set

I do my own sharpening with this device. You notice it has 3 different grit stones from coarse to medium, and fine.


You just turn the knob to choose the stone you wish to sharpen with. The stones are bathed in a oil at the bottom, and there is a cover for the thing.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:58 PM   #5
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Choc, my dad used a little box thing like yours when we had the meat market. All of our knives at the butchershop were always sharp.
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That's great htc.

I hope you kept and use the sharpener in your home!
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:15 PM   #7
 
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Hey guys, guess what!

I found them with free shipping and these are heavy stones! http://www.cutleryandmore.com/prodlist.asp?BrandID=16

Check out the usual prices
http://www.chefdepot.net/norton.htm
http://www.knifemerchant.com/product...&categoryID=50
http://knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Browse...arch=sharpener
http://www.butcher-packer.com/pg_knives_stones_oil.htm
http://www.heimerdingercutlery.com/c...m?Category=179
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chocolate chef - I HAVE to buy one at that price versus the other prices Is it the exact same thing you think?
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Yes, it is Elf!

The only difference is the $69 one has smaller stones that the $139 ones if that is what you meant.

I googled Norton multi stone sharpener, and these are the top results.
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Thanks CC - appreciate the answer
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