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Old 08-13-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Professional Knife Sharpening?

hey all,

i have 2 chefs knives that i would like to have professionaly sharpened. where do i go to get this done? what type of store / shop does this?

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Old 08-13-2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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Do you have anyone in your area that does sharpening? I would advise looking in the local phonebook you might have some luck there.

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
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whoda thunk it...joanns fabrics (right accross the street from my house!!) has a guy come in once a month to do it!

cost $4 per knife...does that sound about right??

also, can u sharpen to often? if i go every month...will my blade eventualy be no good?
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
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Don't know, guess it depends on how often you use it. I would talk to the guy that does the sharpening he maybe able to give you some tips on how often you should sharpen them. Then agian its going to depend on the quality of your knife steel if they are good blades they should not need it has often. I have several chef knifes that I have never sharpened and they are still razor sharp. As far as the costs it does not sound like a lot to keep one of your most important tools ready when you are.

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:30 AM   #5
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If you have good quality knives and take good care of them, sharpening once or twice a year should be enough.

Check out cutlery and kitchen stores, too.
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Old 08-13-2006, 06:25 PM   #6
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Wiith a little practice, professional sharpening shouldn't be necessary. This FAQ taught me how to sharpen freehand. I hope it helps you maintain your edges yourself

http://www.knifeart.com/sharfaqbyjoe.html

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Old 08-13-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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Wow, JoAnne's Fabrics? $4 is really good. I pay $10 at the kitchen store.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:03 PM   #8
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I use S.S. Dexter Russell knives wich are pretty tough to put an edge on. I use a 2" X 6" "meduim" diamond stone and it puts an edge on these knives in no-time. These diamond stones are unbelievable! Like magic.
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:45 PM   #9
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I like the diamond stones as well Gorgonzola and have a 1000 grit one. Here's a link to the way you can sharpen to the Japanese style. I do my knives this way now and found they work better for me, you can sharpen left or right handed. Perhaps try with an old knife first.

http://www.korin.com/knives/knife_sharpening.php

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Old 08-14-2006, 02:37 AM   #10
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4 bucks a blade is a **** good price--so long as they do a proper job.

For the record, I'm not a big fan of home sharpening. I'm sorry, but I'd really rather leave the care of such expensive utensils to professionals with better equipment and experience.
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