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Jun 4, 2007 04:52 PM

My Knives are SO Dull!!

I'm an avid cook! And if you could see my knives it shows!

I'm new to NYC and I am wondering if anyone knows of a reputable place where I can get my knives sharpened. Thanks for your help.

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  1. There's a booth in Chelsea Market. I haven't used it so can't vouch for quality.

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    1. re: Lucia

      I go to Chelsea Market (Samurai Sharpening Service 212-942-5228) or have a friend who fishes use my sharpening stone. I have a case for all my knives. A good investment if you don't already have one (Broadway Panhandler has a nice selection to choose from). It was better when Markt was near by - drop off knives, go have a beer and some mussels . . .

    2. The place in Chelsea Market is pretty good, but it might be kind of strange to lug around a big knife on the subway. You could aso buy a knife sharpener. It doesn't take too much skill to operate--otherwise I wouldn't be able to use it. My Wusthof knife life two-stage sharpener works pretty well.

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      1. re: cimui

        Dude, don't worry about it. ALL of us professional Chefs carry around major cutlery pretty much all the time. It IS a good thing to learn how to do yourself, though. The guys at B'way Panhandler or J.B. Prince can sell you a stone and teach you how use it.

      2. Lucia and cimui are referring to the woman who goes by the name of Samurai Knife Sharpening. She sets up shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays in front of Bowery Kitchen Supplies. I brought her two knives that were in horrible condition, and she did quite a good job with them. Not too expensive either.

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        1. re: RGR

          Took a knife class at ICE. They recommended the booth at Chelsea Market or Broadway Panhandler for knife sharpening in the city. There were also some by mail options online that I'll report back on later.

        2. Henry Westpfal, at 105 West 30th.

          1. JAG123. welcome to nyc.

            I've used both the Samarui Knife sharpener and Westphal, and of the two, I prefer Samarui. She'll sharpen them on the spot for you, in an hour or so, so you don't need to drop them off and wait for days.

            Broadway Panhandler has a service also....on East 8th St. near Broadway.