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Bergen County Knife Sharpening Service?

FeelingALittleBreadish Sep 8, 2009 09:26 AM

My knives are well beyond the steel-sharpening stage. Need professional help. Anyone know of a good (skilled) place to take them in Bergen County, NJ? Or are there any services that come to your home anymore?

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  1. sixelagogo RE: FeelingALittleBreadish Sep 9, 2009 05:10 PM

    chef central on rt.17 does it for 2 bucks a knife

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      Curlz RE: sixelagogo Sep 11, 2009 06:30 PM

      And I just got an email from them this week saying they're doing it for FREE one of these days (maybe even tomorrow)...

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        tommy RE: Curlz Sep 12, 2009 07:01 AM

        I was going to mention Chefs Central, but I think in this case you get what you pay for.

        I'd like to find a really, old-timey knifer sharpener, for the real deal.

        1. re: tommy
          dock RE: tommy Sep 15, 2009 10:31 AM

          chefs central does a very mediocre job and forget it if you have global knives. they charge $12 for those and they don't put a great edge on them. i use to go to westphal's in nyc and i know their guy is in nj now. union city i believe. i will try to get the address. all work by hand on an old huge stone. great work.

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            sixelagogo RE: dock Sep 15, 2009 02:44 PM

            great to know! Love to hear about the Ny-Nj knifesharpening transplant

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            Snorkelvik RE: tommy Sep 16, 2009 08:59 AM

            I've had Chef's Central do my knives. Mediocre. Brought them there again this weekend b/c I was desperate, still don't think it's that great. They also put scratches/dings on the knife closest to the handle.

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              FeelingALittleBreadish RE: Snorkelvik Sep 20, 2009 11:52 AM

              So, I went to Chef's Central on Rt. 17. They charged $5 per knife and gave me a choice on the Global knife of a $5 or $12 process. Since I didn't know the difference, i went for the $5. The knives are all nice and sharp now. How do I know if they did a lousy job?

              Send info on guy in Union City and I will try next time.


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                dock RE: FeelingALittleBreadish Sep 21, 2009 10:40 AM

                so the knife sharpening man is in union city but his hours are sporadic and you can't really drop off knives there. sorry. he does work for cutlery places and i will drop off my knives in the city at westphal's at 115 w 26 st., 212 563 5990. maybe if you call they will let you know if there is a place in nj that you can drop off your knives. i know people also send their knives to them for sharpening. i wish it was easier but he really is a throwback and does a great job.

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                  FeelingALittleBreadish RE: dock Sep 21, 2009 12:53 PM

                  Thanks for the info!

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                    JuliaE RE: FeelingALittleBreadish May 25, 2010 12:01 PM

                    Try NJ Grinding in Belleville, NJ. I've used them for all my restaurant reqs and they will do your personal knives. Don't know how they would handle 'independents' but I give them my personal knives now and then with the weekly rotation.

        2. re: metrocut
          tommy RE: metrocut Mar 29, 2010 07:28 PM

          you should consider getting a website, for those who haven't been wandering around bergen county for the past 70 years, and can't find your business through normal means.

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          ubuwalker31 RE: FeelingALittleBreadish May 22, 2010 08:47 AM

          Everyone should own a diamond knife sharpener. Search for DMT Diafold Magna-Guide Sharpening System on Amazon or Google. Make sure to get the DMT FWCX Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Coarse / Extra-Coarse as well. Makes sharpening knives very easy. I get a better edge than sending out my knives. It's money well spent.

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            sixelagogo RE: ubuwalker31 May 23, 2010 05:58 AM

            agree-saves a lot of money in the long run and it always does a stellar job

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            Randol RE: FeelingALittleBreadish May 28, 2010 09:41 AM

            I would also recommend getting your own. I have the Model 120 which also sharpens serrated knives. This is great as I sharpen all of my knives twice a year.


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            1. re: Randol
              enzen RE: Randol Nov 29, 2010 10:01 AM

              And if anyone is hesitant about self sharpening there is a fantastic sharpening buisness set up around princeton called Nice and Sharp. He offers a very complete sharpening class and runs a great service! Highly recommended!

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                RPMcMurphy RE: enzen Nov 29, 2010 10:41 AM

                I second this service as well. I send all of my knives to him! It helps he's right around the corner from work.

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