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Old 04-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone have suggestions on how to find someone to sharpen knives, or what item i could buy that would allow me to do this at home. I currently have one chef knife that is in rough shape. I am also purchasing a knife or a couple for my girlfriend, therefore I will be responsible for keeping those sharp as well. if it makes a difference my current knife is a messerstahl (might be spelled wrong) they are supposed to be based out of California, and am looking to buy either a Japanese style blade or a western style made by a Japanese maker.

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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Hi, Ja2066. Wecome to DC. I posted some comments on sharpening here that you may find useful. Beyond that, I'd suggest you do some research at KnifeForums, BladeForums and FoodieForums for more advanced information. I can also strongly recommend Dave Martell's superb DVD set "The Art of Knife Sharpening."
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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Ask your butcher who sharpens his knives. Chances are, he does his own, and will volunteer to do yours also, if you are a regular customer.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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You could also contact a local hardware store - they may know of someone.

Also, believe it or not, call a couple beauty parlor type shops. They may know someone who comes around to sharpen their scissors and such - the same person probably also sharpens knives.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:17 PM   #5
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You know what they say- "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for the rest of his life." Nothing wrong with sniffing out a professional "tinker," but it's a very gratifying thing to be able to sharpen on your own.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:33 AM   #6
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I have to agree with you on that, Rob. It's also very convenient to be able to sharpen your own knives when they need it.
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You know what they say- "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for the rest of his life."
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all week-end.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:53 PM   #8
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well now i learned 2 things, what to do to sharpen knives and that i have been fishing wrong all these years.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:55 PM   #9
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Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all week-end.
Yeah, that occured to me too.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:04 PM   #10
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Tho true chefs hand hone their knives, I bought one of these off Amazon.com

Amazon.com: Gerber 22-41847 DF8 Sharpener: Home Improvement

Works well. There's probably been a hundred or so reviews of knife sharpeners here, sorry.
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