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Aug 9, 2009 07:38 PM

Knife sharpening in Halifax

I'm new-ish to Halifax and have several knives that need to be sharpened. I've checked at Cucina Moderna and the staff there didn't have any suggestions. Is there anywhere in the city that does do knife sharpening?

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  1. You can check with the Paderno store in Bayers Lake. They sometimes have a guy sharpening knives but he uses a grinding wheel. If you are really stuck, I could do your knives on my whetstones.

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    1. re: boynamedsous

      Thanks so much - I'll let you know if I need to take you up on the most helpful offer!

    2. There's a great little place on Kempt Rd., but I don't know the exact address. It's past Hood Rd., in one of those small industrial buildings.

      1. Oddly, I've been told a number of times that House of Dogs on Quinpool will sharpen knives. Since the Cookhouse has closed, I'll probably have to try going there myself.

        1. Fid sharpens knives. It may take a few days to get them back but I've found they do a very good job- just call ahead. Cheers.

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          1. re: mchfx

            If there's enough interest, I can teach you all how to sharpen your own knives. I have all the equipment necessary and many years of sharpening experience. I'll be able to charge about $25 per person and sharpen up to 3 knives per person included in that $25. Maybe spring of 2010.

            1. re: CHEFonDRZSM

              Are you in Halifax? I live in Lunenburg, but I am very interested and come into town daughter is also a foodie and may be up for this. I don't like to post email addresses here but if you can provide some info, you can count me in!

              1. re: LJS

                I'd be interested! I can do a decent job of honing them but mine need a good sharpening soon!

                1. re: petra_reuter

                  I hope CHEF on DRZSM comes back, sounds like he/she has a class!

          2. Hi Everyone, This is PRECISION SHARPENING,`` that great little place on Kempt Rd`` that MaFreaka mentioned. (thank you very much by the way) For those of you who don't know us, we are a Full Service Sharpening Shop. We sharpen everything from Knives, Scissors, Saw Blades, Chains to Garden Tools, etc. We would love to have you stop by. We are at 3600 Kempt Road, right next door to Wendy``s Restaurant. We specialize in Knives, sharpening upwards of 300 per day. If you have any questions, pls. call us at 455-2227 or email Thanks...

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            1. re: Precision Sharpening

              Just came across this and am thrilled there's a dedicated sharpener in town! I moved here a couple of years ago and have asked both friends and merchants where to got, to no avail... I should have thought of Chowhound sooner, I used it all the time in TO.