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Knife Sharpening in Baltimore?

jonnyg100 Sep 4, 2009 10:02 AM


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!!


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    ILoveBacon Sep 14, 2009 07:30 AM

    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)
    (410) 426-6720

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      DDoyle167 Sep 7, 2009 03:12 PM

      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.

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        JRCann Sep 5, 2009 11:06 AM

        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.

        1. crowsonguy Sep 4, 2009 08:29 PM

          John Q Adams, 4004 Hickory Ave in Hampden, does a great job for $3.25 per knife, plus conversation

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            indcgirl Sep 7, 2009 01:37 PM

            Thanks for this post. I was just asking about knife sharpening at Williams-Sonoma last week and they recommended Mr. Adams, so it's great to have a second reference.

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              baltoellen Sep 14, 2009 07:59 AM

              On your rec, I went to see John Q Adams, and he and my sharp knives--like new!--are great!

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