Knife Sharpening in Baltimore?
Does anyone know if a good place in the Baltimore area that sharpens knives? I'm not a big fan of those hand-held things that you pull the blade through a few times. Thanks!!
I have never found a local that I would call professional. I send all mine out:
I previously posted this:
I use http:truhone.com. Truhone makes and sells commercial sharpening machines (high dollar) and resharpens for food service firms.
Fast turnaround (1 day) and they can totally reshape chipped or damaged blades.
About $5 a blade. I had my Henkels set resharpened and they were never that sharp when new.
There is a service over in Brooklyn (on the way to Glen Burnie) that is pretty cheap, but after a few times there, your French Knife will look like a Boning. I would avoid for your more expensive knives.
Invest in a good tri-stone, learn the art. You will appriciate it. Its like bonding with your knives.
I took all my knives to Frank's Cutlery for the first time this summer. You call him, leave a message, and he'll call you back to set up a date/time for you to come by. It took all of 10 minutes for him to fine hone 1 chef's knife, 1 santuku, 3 paring knives and kitchen scissors. On top of it all, he even gave me a couple of cucumbers from his garden and gave me a tour of his bocce court. Highly recommend.
4121 White Avenue Baltimore, MD (Parkville area right off Bel Air Road)