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May 16, 2010 03:32 PM

Knife sharpening in Seattle?

Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this?.....but am wondering
if anyone knows of a place that does professional knife sharpening
in the Seattle area?

I have a set of 4 Global knives that are in dire need of a new,sharp edge.

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  1. You may want to learn to use a whetstone. I've had the same set of knives for about 45 years and I successfully keep them sharp with a whetstone has a fine and a coarse side. Here's a good website on how to do your own sharpening with various implements, including a stone.

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    1. re: BMartin

      Thanks,but I was looking to drop them off and have it done by someone that
      knows what they're doing.
      I've read about whetstones and how difficult,tedious the process can be.

      1. re: grangie angie

        Just to add to the options, the Edge Pro kits, while a significant initial investment (about $200 for the apex 3) are very easy to use because they control the angle of sharpening. There are videos on youtube. I can sharpen all my knives in about 20 minutes.

    2. I have taken my knives to Seattle Cutlery in Pike Place Market (near Starbucks). They always seem to do a good job for a fair price.

      I have also heard rumor that you can take knives to the meat department at QFC (and maybe other stores) for sharpening. I might try it with a less-favorite knife before leaving my Globals with them!

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      1. re: voodoobec

        Thanks for Pike Place info-will look into it.

        I did take a cheap Henkles chef knife to QFC years ago and they made it worse!
        They use electric grinders and will sharpen up to 3 knives for free,for their customers.

        I'll def. try a professional sharpener this time,not a butcher or fishmonger again!

      2. I have heard very good things about Seattle Knife Sharpening, and keep meaning to drop mine off, but I haven't yet:

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        1. re: christy319

          Thanks again...will look into this option.

          1. re: christy319

            I've used Seattle Knife Sharpening a couple of times. Bob is fast, his prices are reasonable, and his work is top-quality.

          2. Bob Kramer, a certified "Bladesmith," used to be the go-to guy. Now he just makes custom knives costing in the thousands. All his past customers got a recommendation from him for a well-trained alternative. Unfortunately, I lost that old email.

            Maybe some other Kramer fan has it and could post it here.

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            1. re: RandyB

              Bob Kramer recommends Bob Tate at the aforementioned Seattle Knife Sharpening.

            2. Had my knives done at Seattle Cutlery-Pike Place Mkt.
              Done in one day--very sharp--$1.50 per inch--not bad...
              I'm pleased!