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Nov 13, 2005 03:17 PM

Knife Sharpening - NYC

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Does anyone know a good place in NYC for me and my wife to have our global knives sharpened?

I'm thinking something really funky, like a backdoor Chinatown place, but ultimately we just want sharp knives.

Any thoughts?


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  1. I believe Korin does sharpening in house, at their NYC location.

    You can check their website for details, but you'll be very happy with the results based on the shapening methods they use (traditional japanese whetstones, none of that motorized grinding for them!)

    Good luck!


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    1. re: sj

      Yes, they do sharpening. They are really well known for fixing knives with broken tips or chinks or the like. I've moved out of the city and still ship my knives out to Korin when they need fixing.

      Be prepared to leave your knives there to be sharpened and pick them up at another time. I don't think they do sharpening while you wait.

      1. re: sj

        The locksmith on 96th street, south side, between Broadway and Amsterdam sharpens knives.

      2. I've taken my knives to Henry Westpfal, 105 West 30th Street (6th-7th), and I've been really happy.

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        1. re: valerie

          Unfortunately Henry Westpfal has lost their lease. They will be closing sometime in May and will be sorely missed. The lady in the store said to call their number 212-563-5990 for a recorded update to hear where or if they will reopen. I too am looking for a replacement. I have heard mixed things about Bway Panhandler and Cooks Companion. See the thread:

          1. re: dicesNslices

            I know this is older than sin, but it came up in my searches for a knife sharpener in Manhattan. Westpfal moved next door to 107 W. 30th Street, between 6th & 7th. Their phone number is the same -- 212.563.5990.

            Closed weekends. Generally a 3-4 day turnaround on knives.

        2. buy a stone or 2? norton tri stone? The edge pro system is virtually idiot proof.