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Apr 19, 2010 12:28 PM

Knife sharpening near New Haven, CT?

Hey everybody. Anyone know where I can get knives occasionally sharpened in the New Haven area? Ideally, I'd like a place where I can just drop in, get them sharpened, and walk out with sharp knives (carefully).

I live in Guilford, so anything out east of New Haven would be good too.

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    1. The butcher counter at any Big Y supermarket

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      1. re: LHorch

        don't get them done at BIG Y, the ruined one of my Henckels.

      2. Beltram, 865 Sherman Ave, Hamden

        1. I think Page Hardware sharpens knives.

          1. Seriously

            Get your own REAL knife sharpener. There are a good selection if you know where to look. Most places, even knife sharpening places don't put a good edge on a knife. These places look for speed, not quality. With your own sharpener, you can LITERALLY split a hair in half.

            And if your knives are good, and you are a home cook, you sharpen them up once every three months if you keep them honed.

            Really, its AMAZING how sharp a good knife can get, AND how long a good knife will keep that edge.

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            1. re: LAMATZ

              Thanks for all the replies!

              I'll ask at Page Hardware and Big Y. Anyone know whether they sharpen the knives well at those stores?

              Lamatz, what do you recommend for sharpening/steeling? My mother in law has a Chef's Choice 110 that I sometimes use but she lives a couple hours away. And I am always worried that I'm not sharpening well on that machine, even though I follow the manual closely. Any thoughts on good reading material for sharpening skills?

              1. re: gothamdarkknight

                You could spend days reading about sharpening, and thats just this site. If you're serious about sharpening your own knives, start with a set of good sharpening stones...2 good, wide waterstones may set you back $80, and lots of technique to learn. And if you're into the whole knife culture thing, you may even enjoy the 20mins you'll spend on one knife. Machines? The only machine I like is the Tormek, at around $300, plus a jig for a long knife. The rest of the "sharpeners" are nothing but gadgets, and will ruin a good knife in no time. Like I already said, if you're a knife geek, you'll enjoy your sharpening time, otherwise $3 per knife every few months is pretty short money, and frees you up to do other stuff...Like cook

                1. re: BiscuitBoy

                  I own a semi-expensive manual Norton knfe sharpening setup, with three stones of different coarseness levels attached to a rotatable pin that rests in an oil well. Takes a bit of practice, but Youtube videos and other online sources help to learn how. Never takes more than 5 minutes to get an edge where it will slice paper. It's like this Norton IM 313:


                  I got it after my local culinary shop closed, and I realized that I was dropping $40 every 6-12 months having my knives done.