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Feb 7, 2009 12:06 AM

Reliable Knife Sharpener

Anyone know of a good place to get my Global knives cleaned up....someplace downtown would be best...thanks

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  1. This isn't a place, but it's made for Global knives and keeps mine very sharp:

      1. I've used the Samurai Sharpening lady who is in the Chelsea Market building to good results.

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        1. re: LNG212

          I heard nothing but good things about the woman in Chelsea Market at a knife class I was taking. I was satisfied with the job, the price, and the speed when I took my knives there.

        2. Has Westphal closed? They always did a superb job on my knives.

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          1. re: erica

            No, they just moved. About a year ago now. They're at 115 West 25th Street at 6th Avenue. Same phone number, I believe.

            1. re: JoanN

              thanks for the 411...any excuse to hit the Chelsea Market is a good one.

              1. re: JoanN

                Thanks, Joan!

                One sharpener to avoid is the guy who rides around in the green truck--please do not make the mistake I did and give him your good knives. Each one came back with the point bent and a huge amount of metal shaved off the blade.

                1. re: erica

                  Henry Westpfal & Co, 115 West 26th st is the place to go. Takes a few days but well worth it. They sharpen many knives for chefs around the city as well as shears, scissors, tweezers, etc...

              2. re: erica

                Good news. They only moved 115 West 25 street. Just brought my knives there yesterday.

              3. go to Chelsea Market, they do a great job.