Expert Knife, Straight Razor, and Scissor Sharpening for Altoona, PA
Because Great Chefs Deserve Sharp Knives
I specialize in knife sharpening. I examine each blade for straightness, profile and proper geometry. Using this assessment I sharpen each blade to its fullest potential. I use a 5 step process to bring your knife to its best cutting edge. I thin down the shoulders of the blade behind the cutting edge to increase its efficiency to pass through the food. Then I blend and debur the shoulder. Next, I establish a new primary edge. Finally, I use two separate honing stations to polish the edge to help it cut smoother and last longer. I also offer hand sharpening of the primary edge using a series of Japanese water stones.
Each blade is examined and tested to my standards before it leaves my shop.
I sharpen straight edge knives, most serrated knives, hollow ground straight razors, as well as home/office (paper cutting) scissors and kitchen shears. Also, in response to many requests we are now sharpening jointer and planer blades as well as lathe tools.