Please note: We reserve the right to refuse any knife for sharpening. Please allow adequate time for sharpening and return of the knives.
At Northside Cutlery, we take great care to tailor our sharpening to each knife, offering options from belt grinding to all hand sharpening on traditional whetstones. Before every job, we conduct a pre-sharpening consultation to review the knives and their condition. We always do our very best to leave the original finish on the knife, though as any good sharpener will tell you, some logos and details may become more faint.
No Appointment Needed and Turn Around Time Disclaimer
No appointments are needed for our sharpening services. Just stop into the store and we will examine the knives and make sure that the proper services are explained. Turn around time will vary depending on how many knives, the condition, and how busy we are. If we can, we offer a “while you wait” service, otherwise we always strive to have them finished by the end of the day so you don’t have to go a day without sharp knives for cooking!
Standard knife sharpening
For the best results in the kitchen, a chef must have a few necessities. One of the most crucial tools in a cook’s arsenal is a properly sharpened blade.
A highly desirable method of transforming dull blades back into powerful tools is utilizing a whetstone.
Nothing is as frustrating as a dull pair of scissors, and any worn blade can become more hazardous to use over time.
While standard sharpening requires knowledge and skill, the process becomes even more challenging for specialty knives.
Tip and chip repair
A knife used regularly can experience wear and tear over the years that results in chips or tip deformation.
Thinning & Resurfacing
As professional chefs know, there are kitchen tools that are challenging to replace.
Leather can be a challenging material to work with due to its tough and thick nature.
It’s not just chefs that can benefit from sharpening, but also those who utilize tools like wood chisels, for example.