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St. Louis - Knife Sharpening

marthadumptruck Jun 3, 2007 09:55 AM

Hey St. Louisians!

When you need your knives sharpened, where do you go? Mine are in desperate need of attention.

Thanks.

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    stlSarah RE: marthadumptruck Jun 3, 2007 10:34 AM

    there is a well thought of place on the Hill- can not think of the name. Just kitty-corner to Vivianos- west and south.
    Sur LaTable in plaza frontenac is supposed to do sharpening

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      Richard 16 RE: stlSarah Jun 3, 2007 11:22 PM

      You're probably thinking of Bertarelli's. While I used to do all my own sharpening these days I get my knives sharpened there, and they seem to do a lot of restaurants/local chefs' knives -- there's always a local chef or two when I'm there. And they've always been able to do it usually right then or within a couple of hours.

      They are also the only place I've found so far in St. Louis that will do single bevel Japanese style knife sharpening.

      The Kitchen Conservancy is supposed to do sharpening but according to them you need to pick them up the next day.

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      evilcatfish RE: marthadumptruck Jun 4, 2007 01:41 PM

      I suggest you get some water stones and learn to do it yourself. It takes a little practice but eventually you will be able to put a razor edge on your cutlery.

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        evilcatfish RE: marthadumptruck Jun 4, 2007 01:42 PM

        Also, for an instructional DVD check out korin.com

        Also, custom knifemaker Murray Carter has an instructional DVD. Check Murray out at arizonacustomknives.com

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