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Knife Sharpening in Rye Brook area

Can anyone recommend a knife sharpener in the Rye Brook/Port Chester/Greenwich area?

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  1. I know this is not what you want to hear but I have not found any place around here - I take mine to Chef Central in Hartsdale on Central Avenue. They do a great job.

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    1. re: KarenNYC

      I also use Chef Central and agree. A few minutes away but worth the drive. Perfectly done.

    2. Believe it or not there is a building about 50 square feet on I believe , Read Street (near Kneaded bread)or the next street over.If you make a right on to the street heading north, the building is 50 yards down on the left. Inside there is one man and a giant wheel . All he does is sharpening. Commercial on most days but a day a week he takes in retail. A very nice man and an invaluable resource.

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      1. re: stu

        Do you know what day of the week they take in non-commercial business? Business name that I could call?

      2. port chester grinding. very nice guy. his name is luigi.

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        1. re: wm3

          this is great. I've been looking for someone around here. Anyone know his prices?

          Here's the address I found on google:

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          Port Chester Grinding Services
          25 Read St, Port Chester, NY 10573

          1. re: adamclyde

            Be careful-- I think he butchered one of my Henkel knives years ago. I haven't gone back

            1. re: debmom

              Any other suggestions?

              1. re: Johnct

                I was thinking of trying Chef Central, but I haven't yet.

                1. re: debmom

                  Took some to Chef Central and they did a wonderful job.

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                  Chef Central
                  45 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY

        2. a great chef on a food talk show last year(cannot remember names- sorry) said that if you sharpen on an un-glazed ceramic bowl- it's better than professionally sharpening!

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          1. re: yeshana

            I've tried that after i saw Jacques Pepin do that on one of his shows. It never seemed to do much for me... But who knows...

            1. re: yeshana

              and another one said if you try to sharpen your own high quality knives (unless you REALLY know what you're doing) you're a fool.

              Personally, I send them off to justknives101.com and have them back in a few days, perfectly done to your specs.

              1. re: weedy

                what does 'perfectly done to your specs' mean in terms of knife sharpening?

                1. re: marcnlena

                  Not a lot; only that you can specify how sharp you really want it, from home cook sharp to serious pro sharp

                  1. re: weedy

                    Don't fall for that nonsense. A sharp knife is a sharp knife. The sharper it is, the safer it is (less effort to use) and the longer it stays sharp.

                    1. re: marcnlena

                      Well, that's mostly true. But you want different sort of knives sharpened to different degrees. The lower the angle it's sharpened, the sharper it gets, but the weaker the edge. You want a fillet knife to be sharper than a meat cleaver--the latter will have a somewhat less sharp but more durable edge.

                      1. re: Scott_R

                        +1

                        1. re: Scott_R

                          What angle to sharpen a particular type/style/brand of knife is for the sharpener to know to do his job properly. Asking (potential) customers 'how sharp' do you want your knife is silly.

                          1. re: marcnlena

                            The OP didn't say that the company asks the customer how sharp they want their knives, only that the customer can make requests. FWIW, I don't see any such thing on their sharpening form,
                            http://www.justknives101.com/v/vspfil...
                            which only asks how many knives of each length.