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Dec 4, 2006 01:11 PM

Knife Sharpening in the Triangle?

Hello -

My knives are getting alittle dull and I am not very good at sharpening. Does anyone know of a knife sharpening shop in the area?

My knives are nothing great (some Dexter chef's knives, Chinese cleavers, etc).



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  1. Kitchenworks at University Mall in Chapel Hill has a sign saying that they sharpen knives. I have not tried them though.

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    1. re: walras

      I've had Kitchenworks sharpen my knives and were very happy with the results. They were as sharp as when they were new, they did it while I waited, and it was very reasonably priced, 50 cents per inch of blade sharpend. That reminds me, it's time to get 'em sharpened again.

      Southern Season sends your knives away for sharpening so you won't have then for a few days and they cost a good bit more.

    2. kitchenworks does an okay job-- i'd recommend beck's cutlery in cary over them. they've been taking care of my knives for some time now.

      1. If I'm not mistaken, A Southern Season will do it also. If you can stand to go inside, you can also try just about any gun shop.

        I bought a Chef's Choice knife sharpener (about $135) and have been quite happy with the results. I find that if I sharpen the knives with a regular steel every time I use them, I can sharpen them less than 1 x per year. The Chef's Choice product manual says that sharpening in Stage 3 on the machine actually causes less wear on the knife that using a steel, but I think I get a better edge with a steel.

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        1. re: durhamois

          Southern Season doesn't sharpen knives. Whether they'll send them out I can't confirm -- think it depends on the knowledge of the clerk working the knife counter. Last time I asked (this spring) the girl said they didn't sharpen knives and had no idea where I could find a shop that did so. Or maybe she was trying not to lose business to Kitchenworks down the hall.