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Nov 8, 2007 12:08 PM

Knife Sharpening in West Suburbs?

Hi all.

My poor Wusthof knives are in need of serious sharpening. Can someone recommend a place in the western suburbs that does a great job. I'm in the fox valley area. Thank you so much in advance!


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  1. Check out Greg's Shoe Repair on Rt. 38 in Geneva. Super nice guy and his prices are reasonable. Yes, he does sharpen knives. Right across form the Diary Queen.

    If you are further south the other option is Cutting Edge Blacksmith in Oswego. We had several knives done by this guy at the Oswego farmer's market and he did a solid job for very cheap.

    772 E State St.

    Cutting Edge
    33 Palomino Lane

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    1. re: tonyg

      I get my shoes repaired by Greg! I never realized he sharpened knives. This is great! Thank you!!

    2. You might call Bull Sharpening in Oak Park; they do aall kinds of tools and probably do knives, too

      1. There is a good knife sharpener at the Naperville farmer's market. This won't do anyone much good now (farmer's market is over for the year), but may come in handy for future reference.

        1. there's a sharpener in Lisle, too. He sharpens at his home year round, and also at the Wheaton French market and the Lisle french market. his website is .

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          1. re: kevloril

            Sur Le Table in Naperville does sharpening too.

            1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

              From my experience, Sur Le Table's knife sharpening consists of one of their employees sharpening with one of the machines they sell. The only time we tried this, we wound up taking them to the guy who comes to the Naperville Farmer's market to correctly do them.