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Jul 4, 2010 11:50 AM

Knife sharpening in Baltimore

Who does a good job locally?

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  1. I don't know. I've been doing my own after a disastrous experience at a commercial shop near the baseball stadium a few years ago. I've heard good things about a guy up in Hampden somewhere, but haven't gotten around to checking it out personally.

    Hampden Cafe
    4800 Hampden Ln Ste 103, Bethesda, MD 20814

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    1. re: Hal Laurent

      That place across from the stadium was where restaurant rental knives went to die.

      1. re: chowsearch

        Here's this guy Adams in Hampden:

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

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        crowsonguy Sep 04, 2009 11:29PM

        re: crowsonguy

        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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        indcgirl Sep 07, 2009 04:37PM
        re: crowsonguy

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

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        baltoellen Sep 14, 2009 10:59AM

        1. re: chowsearch

          "Quince" is my neighbor, nice guy with plenty of stories!

      2. re: Hal Laurent

        I think you are talking about Frank's Cutlery in Parkville. We went him and he did a great job. Going to Frank is not a business transaction, it is a true Baltimore experience. He has a bocce court in his yard which is very happy to talk about as well as a lot of other interesting tidbits about knives, food and restaurants in Charm City.

        4121 White Avenue Baltimore, MD (Parkville area right off Bel Air Road)
        (410) 426-6720

        Charm City Cafe
        Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

        1. re: Hal Laurent

          My Butcher and More outside of Annapolis does knife sharpening-- and they have really great meat too!

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