Wait times for sharpening drop off is currently within a few business days.
Our store is open Tuesday to Friday 10.30am - 4.00pm and Saturday 10.30am - 2.00pm
Sharpening is generally completed within 2-3 business days. As we sharpen completely by hand we generally cannot sharpen while you wait, it is a long process for each knife, but this also achieves the absolute best result with the least amount of steel taken. This means your knife will last much longer than using other sharpening services.
We utilize premium Japanese whetstones, all work is carried out by a dedicated sharpening professional trained in Japan. We are highly skilled in both western and Japanese kitchen knife sharpening (including traditional single bevel knives), along with profiling, thinning and knife repairs. We also offer Japanese (WA) handle replacement. We do not sharpening weapons, swords or folding knives (this is with the exception of the folding woodworking tool, Higonokami).
In-Store Prices Are:
Knives under 15cm $18
Knives over 15cm $22
Single Bevel $30
Most types of western, custom, German, French and Japanese knives are welcome, we do not accept serrated knives.
Generally we cannot sharpen Kamikoto knives, the majority contain major defects in edge geometry and steel treatment.
Repairs, re-profiling and thinning services are available, they will be quoted on inspection.
A Note On Chip Repairs:
If multiple chips are present on your knife, we only quote on the single largest chip, all other chips will be removed in the process of fixing the largest. Many charge per chip, personally we do not agree with this.
We will assess each knife on an individual basis and discuss before any work is carried out. We will save as much steel as possible to extend the life of your knives.