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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:

            http://www.ehow.com/how_2282_sharpen-...

          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!)

            1. Sorry I can't be helpful, but I'd love the name/cross street of the place you go on Little SM. Thanks!

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              1. re: Pei

                The guy here does a craftsman like job with good knives, he is older with long grey hair, at least the last time that he sharpened mine! It's on the N side of the street, W of Beverly Dr. Check the link for a map AND picture of the exterior!

                Standard Cutlery & Supply Co
                9509 Santa Monica Blvd
                Beverly Hills, CA 90210
                (310) 276-7898

                http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp...

              2. It's not on the Westside, but Ross Cutlery does an excellent job...worth the drive.
                310 S Broadway LA 90013...213.626.1897

                1. I've used Sur La Table at the Grove several times -- including for a Santuko and they've done a good job.

                  Logistically it's pretty easy unless the knife sharpener isn't in that day (happened to my friend). When I've dropped my knives off in the morning they've been ready in an hour or so and obviously the Grove/Farmers Market is not a bad place to kill time.

                  I have also used the knife sharpener in the kiosk at SM and Fairfax in the Whole Foods Complex -- he seemed to do a good job as well and he did it while I waited.

                  1. Has anyone used the knife sharpener at the Santa Monica farmer's market?