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Nov 12, 2007 04:13 PM

ISO Knife Sharpener on the Westside

I'm looking for somewhere to get my knives sharpened on the Westside. Although quality and cost are considerations, frankly, long-ish operating hours are almost as important (I used a place on Little Santa Monica that was very good last time, but it ended up being a bit of a logistical pain).

Any suggestions for a place to get knives sharpened (I have a scallopped Santoku if that matters) that's open reasonably late?

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  1. Sur La Table is open probably as late as any place that sharpens knives... 3rd & Wilshire or The Grove.

    1. I have taken my knives to the place in BH on Little SM and Rodeo (i think). That is probably the place you have been as well. I have also gone to Sur La Table at the Grove-- they have a good sharpener and they have pretty long hours. Also, I have seen knife sharpening at the SM Farmers Market and perhaps one of the other Farmer's Markets.

      1. Gary's knife sharpening. He is at Culver City farmers market and he does it right on the spot. He is also a International Silk and Wools on Beverly Blvd around Sweetzer on Fridays. Call them to see when he is there. He is resonable and very good.

        1. Do it yourself just bought a "Smith's Knife Sharpener" from Wallmart $9.88 + tax Sharpens ALL Knives Plus a Seperate Sharpener for the Santoku.

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          1. re: Skunk2Racer

            Yes, DIY. Cheaper, quick to do and takes less time than going to a sharpening service. Add a "steel" to keep the edge on:


          2. Surfas sharpens knives I believe. Sur la Table sometimes sends emails for free knife sharpening! (I so took advantage of that the last time!)