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Apr 10, 2007 02:30 PM

Knife Sharpeners in Orlando?

Does anyone know of a good knife sharpener in Orlando (a skilled human, not a cooking store device)? We have been having a very difficult time finding one....

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  1. I found this mail service on google
    You might want to try a place like a lawn mower shop where they sharpen tool blades. We have a steel with a handle that my husband uses to keep our knives sharp. But then he is a Johnson and Wales graduate and a CEC .....
    Back in my bartending days the places I worked at used Cozzini. They probably have a Orlando location.

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    1. re: rhnault

      We have actually started using Holley Knives in Conneticut, but I didn't want to have to be without them for a week due to the shipping and such, and was wondering if anyone knew of a good place in ORL.

      By the way, Holley is does an awesome job, but they are pricey considering what we used to pay in North Carolina. Just as a note, their customer service is excellent.

      That is, if your looking for mail order recs or anything. I'm sure that more people are in this boat....

      I do wish there is a local place (TBH, the lawn mower blade sharpeners scare my husband - he loves his knives and won't "lower" them to being sharpened by something that also does lawn mower blades! LOL).

      1. re: jazzy77

        Although not for everyone, home sharpening is not hard to do. The EdgePro system has gotten a lot of good reviews. I have one and love it. Not cheap but I have not had one moment of remorse for buying it. If you love your knives why let someone else sharpen them.

        1. re: scubadoo97

          David Issacs at Knives a Lot , 1460 E State Road 436, Altamonte Spgs, FL
          (407) 261-0551


    2. i have been using buddy blades...local and good....i think he was a chef....anyways just google the name and the website should come up

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        1. re: tomitz3

          They recommended trying Publix, too, in culinary school. Some locations will sharpen your chef knives :-)

      1. We could not find anyone locally so we learned how to do it ourselves. It's not difficult once you get the hang of it and also don't let your knives get too dull. You can get a sharpenning stone at the local hardware. Fire up some Internet videos and there you go. You do need patience and time.

        1. Live your life!
          I'm not trying to talk you out of anything, but my knives can cleanly slice paper after just a few seconds of attention...
          I've had an electric Chef's Choice model 120 at the end of my counter for like 15 years now...

          Before a slicing or cutting job I run the chosen blade 20 times +/- through the 'fluff & buff' final honing wheel if necessary, and I'm set...
          As soon as I think a blade could be sharper, it's done....

          And in all this time, my knives still look good...
          None of them have that anorexic oversharpened hollowed-out look...

          I love a sharp knife, but I can't imagine needing anything more...

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          1. re: Mild Bill


            I appreciate your posting your experience with the Chef's Choice. I have been on the fence about purchasing one for the last couple of months. Hopefully there will be a good deal on one after the holidays.

            1. re: CFishman

              Dan's knife shop in South Orlando....excellent. On South Orange Avenue. Quality work. Reasonable prices. Get the entire lot done then slick them up as needed.

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