|Address||Guelph, ON N1H4H7
|For Sale By||Owner|
As a knife maker, leather worker, outdoorsman, and avid cook,I understand importance of a sharp tool when it comes to anything that requires cutting. I have 10 years of experience hand sharpening knives, and I use Japanese waterstones along with a variety of abrasives depending on what needs to be done, and take them up to a mirror polish with a proper edge bevel so that they will be literally hair whittling sharp and get the job done - you can shave with them when they're done, whether or not you want to is your choice haha.
While machine sharpening is faster than by hand more often than not people who use this method will be removing much more material than necessary, shortening the lifespan of the blade, and there is a risk of burning the edge and taking out the hardness out of the steel reducing edge retention. This is especially the case if a bench grinder or woodworking belt sander is used for such purposes.
I can sharpen a wide variety of knives including kitchen knives (western or Japanese), camping knives, pocket knives, as well as some tools like axes.
I charge $1 per an inch of edge for plain edged knives, and $1.50 per inch of edge for any knives that are serrated.
Any knives that are of unusual shape, over 12" in blade length, or poor condition ( large nicks, chips, or no edge bevel set) will be charged on a case by case basis, but will start at $2 an inch.
Axes are $7.50 flat rate if in decent condition ( edge bevel established, no major chips). For axes in poor condition they will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
All prices are firm, please no haggling.
Don't hesitate to ask me any questions. I have a minimum charge of $4 per item sharpened. Turn around times will vary depending on the number of knives I have on queue, but shouldn't be more than a day or two for 10 items.
If you would like to request a quote please send a picture of your knives with a scale for reference and I will evaluate it to let you know. This will save time for the both of us.
For more information on other things I offer please check out my other ads or my website!
Thanks for looking!
Note: Yes, the second picture a hair that has been whittled by the knife , to give an example of how sharp they can get.