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Professional Knife Sharpener - in Raleigh

chicaraleigh Nov 1, 2008 03:06 PM


I used to have a very trust worthy sharpener over in Durham but he's since retired.

I thought I was going to be ultra-cool and save some money by trying to sharpen my knives on my own. Bought one of those fancy motorized gadgets that did nothing but scratch up the blades.

Yes, it most likely was user error....

At this point, I'm not looking to solve the aesthetic problem - just hoping to salvage the knives.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!


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    blewgo RE: chicaraleigh Nov 1, 2008 05:46 PM

    If you are willing to drive to Cary, try Beck's in McGregor Village.


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      Remsleep RE: blewgo Nov 8, 2008 12:33 PM

      Second that.

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      ksherk RE: chicaraleigh Nov 9, 2008 11:32 AM

      Have you called the restaurant supply store in Raleigh? Unted Restaurant Equipment Co., http://www.ureco.com/. If they don't sharpen knives, I bet they know who might. Also, I've hear that Cliff's Meats in Carrboro will too.

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        walras RE: chicaraleigh Nov 10, 2008 06:00 AM

        It's not Raleigh, but Cliff (in Carrboro) has sharpened my knives over the years, and I've also used The Kitchen Store in University Mall in Chapel Hill. Satisfied with both places for the job.

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          bbqme RE: walras Nov 10, 2008 07:09 AM

          Kitchenworks in University Mall is where I take mine as well. Very reasonable and fast service-- usually while you wait if the guy who does the sharpening is in.

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          geecka RE: chicaraleigh Nov 15, 2008 02:35 PM

          We live in Raleigh, and on the occasion that primadonnachefboy decides that it's time for a professional sharpening, he goes to Beck's in Cary.

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            hullabark3 RE: chicaraleigh Feb 3, 2009 03:30 PM

            I swear by "the sharpening guy" in South Raleigh. All I have to do is call him and he picks up and delivers all my knives and scissors the next day! I think that is so convienant. I think he also sharpens clipper blades too.

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