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Columbus Cutlery [San Francisco]

rcspott Feb 20, 2009 03:01 PM

Do they do a good job of sharpening knives, I have not used them in over 20 years. (Moved out of state) Going to be in the SF/Berkeley area for a week and I thought I might drop some knives off for sharpening.


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    GH1618 Sep 28, 2013 07:00 PM

    That's the only place I will take a knife. I was reluctant to trust any knife sharpener for years after getting a botch job from one. Then I finally ttried CC, taking in an old knife which needed significant work to remove a nick. I was completely satisfied and now have used them a few times and also bought some new knives and such. The owners are nice folks.

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      donbonus Sep 28, 2013 06:53 PM

      I think the last time I brought a 9" chefs knife, a paring knife and a petty knife and it was $18 for same day turnaround.
      Awesome job md super nice guy.

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        donbonus Sep 28, 2013 05:02 PM

        Try Town Cutler on Bush...

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          Robert Lauriston Sep 28, 2013 05:14 PM

          I think they're more expensive than Columbus.

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          pspiegel Sep 26, 2013 11:24 PM

          They do a great job, and for a very reasonable price!

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            Calvinist Feb 26, 2009 08:45 AM

            We have just rotated all our knives through them. They did a fine job.

            1. Cicely Feb 25, 2009 06:02 PM

              They were mentioned favorably in a New Yorker article recently on "edge geometry." I wish I lived nearby.

              1. wolfe Feb 21, 2009 12:21 PM


                Columbus Cutlery
                358 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                1. wolfe Feb 21, 2009 12:11 PM

                  delete linked below

                  1. farmersdaughter Feb 20, 2009 05:43 PM

                    I use them for my knives and they do a great job for a good price. The last knives I had sharpened were about 6 months ago; it's about time again.

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                      DavidT Feb 20, 2009 03:11 PM

                      Last time I brought my knives, which was 2-3 years ago, they did a fine job.

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