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Aug 14, 2007 04:20 PM

Know a good knife sharpener ???

I need to sharpen 2 or 3 or my knives and don't know where to go. I'm willing to travel, though. I used to go this a nice old man's garage but he isn't answering the phone number I have for him, and another shoemaker I went to on Magnolia did a really subpar job. I tried Sur La Table in the Grove, like I said I'm willing to drive, but they said their sharpener is broken right now. Does anyone know any good places???

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  1. Sur La Table in Santa Monica or Pasadena should do it too. Also there's a knife shop downtown, next door to the Bradbury Building, that will sharpen just about any knife but I forget what it's called.

    1. Capehart Cutlery 818 366 0095 or 818 831 5959
      they have a store in Chatsworth but they have a truck that goes to different locations and sharpens knives - they come to the studio city Gelson's every 2nd saturday of the month - $3 a knife. Give them a call to find out what other locations you may find them.

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      1. re: howchow

        I know this is a really old post but I was looking for a knife sharpener in the SFV and called Capehart after reading this. Apparently they no longer have a physical store, just a mobile truck that they take to various supermarkets and restaurants to sharpen their knives. Chris was very helpful and let me meet him at the Gelson's in Sherman Oaks after he did their knives. Price was $3 per knife and they came out really well (set of Henckels Classic). Additionally he told me I could return a knife with a broken handle to Henckels and they would fix or replace it for free (lifetime warranty), so that ended up saving me some money. 866.690.3343 or

        1. re: NowIKnow

          From this thread; John Powers is another person, you can go to.

          John Powers
          (818) 606 7459

      2. ross cutlery downtown on, I think, Spring or Broadway, not sure. Good work, overnight service

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        1. re: rednyellow

          Ross Cutlery! The best. They've been sharpening knives for a long time and know their stuff. They also have a good selection of knives and accessories. A storefront in the Bradbury building, so you can scope out some cool architecture too, even better if you're a movie buff. On Broadway.

        2. The knife sharpener at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

          1. I just got 4 sharpened at the little shack in the parking lot at Whole Foods on Fairfax & Santa Monica Blvd. He cuts keys and sharpens knives and is open Mon-Sat. I've never knives sharpened before, so I can't compare/contrast him to others, but he was fast & quite reasonably priced.