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getting knives sharpened in LA or SFV?

pumpkingrl_1031 Aug 12, 2005 05:45 PM

any suggestions???

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    weebie Aug 12, 2005 06:36 PM

    How about "the infamous" Ross Cutlery on Broadway in Downtown. Right acroos the street for Grand Central Market.

    Ross Cutlery & Sharpening Service
    310 S Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    (213) 626-1897

    Link: http://www.findarticles.com/p/article...

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    1. re: weebie
      JaneB Aug 12, 2005 09:49 PM

      Any Bristol Farms, usually Pavillions and Gelsons too. Ask the Butcher. You drop off a bundle with your name and then when they change the wheels at night they will sharpen for pick up the next day.

      1. re: weebie
        JudiAU Jan 18, 2008 09:50 AM

        I can't recommend them any longer. The last time we took or knives there they took a huge amount off the knives (they were there were for sharpening not reshaping) making them very brittle. We had two knife tips crack as a result.

        1. re: weebie
          latindancer Jan 9, 2009 10:02 PM

          Bristol Farms on Beverly. They sharpen while you wait...

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          Just Cid Aug 12, 2005 07:34 PM

          I know some of the Sur La Table culinary stores have people who come in to do professional knife sharpening..

          I've used the one in Newport, but don't know if the other stores have the same people.

          It was a while ago, so you might want to see if they still do it.


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            Norm Aug 13, 2005 03:07 AM

            Hows Markets will sharpen your knives.

            Link: http://www.HowsMarkets.com

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              Elissa Aug 17, 2005 08:15 PM

              Any Bristol Farms will do 3 at a time, at the butcher counter.

              1. Xericx Jan 17, 2008 07:26 PM

                Question: I have a set of Shun knives I need sharpened. The knife guy at the Cutlery in Manhattan Beach mall stated that since the steel is a bit harder, they have to use a different machine or something along those lines??? It was a little more expensive but he seemed to know what he was talking about.

                And to keep it LA-centric, anyone get their knives sharpened here? Do they do a good job?


                see, on their website it states that Shuns are $2.00 per inch...specifically mentioning shuns is kind of odd??? this is versus the $.75 per inch for other knives.


                I've heard sometimes the people at Sur La Table don't know what they're doing....dunno if that's accurate or not.

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                1. re: Xericx
                  kat_dew Jan 18, 2008 11:46 AM

                  Gary's knife sharpening is at various farmer's markets in LA..

                  There is a pretty funny video on there as well

                  1. re: Xericx
                    westsidegal Jan 9, 2009 10:02 PM

                    i've been happy with the job that thee cutlery does on my shun.

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                    Diana Jan 18, 2008 07:19 AM

                    I think Artisan Cheese Gallery might do it. Give them a call. In Studio City

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                    1. re: Diana
                      Debbie W Jan 18, 2008 11:50 AM

                      Not anymore, I asked Melody about it a few weeks back and she said they stopped.

                      Now seeing JudiAU's post above about how she no longer recommends Ross, I need a place in the SFV. I was going to take all mine to Ross. I have some Henckels and some Globals and they all need it badly.

                    2. garvanza girl Jan 18, 2008 07:25 AM

                      Whole Foods will do it free of charge.

                      1. carln Jan 18, 2008 12:36 PM

                        There is some knife shop in santa monica that people always talk about but i dont know the name. I believe its on wilshire. Can anyone recall the name?

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                          GuidoTKP Jan 18, 2008 12:59 PM

                          I would still recomend Ross. I've always received consistantly great service and results from them. I get my knives back *very* sharp.

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                            Oh Robin Jan 18, 2008 01:11 PM

                            Advance Cutlery

                            Advance Cutlery
                            593 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos, CA

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                              5195 Jan 18, 2008 03:30 PM

                              Ross Cutlery
                              Downtown LA on Broadway

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                                sobriquet Jan 9, 2009 08:43 PM

                                I looked into this extensively last year. I came to the conclusion that there just isn't any good option except to learn to do it yourself.

                                Korin is having a sale on their waterstones. Get yourself a stone in the 800-1000 grit range and another in the 4000-6000 range. You'll need a stone fixer, too, for $10.

                                If you're not comfortable sharpening your expensive knives freehand, buy something like a Tojiro DP gyotou for ~$50 and practice. You'll have a great knife and it won't break the bank if you end up taking a lot of metal off. You could even get a Forschner stamped 8" chef's knife to practice on.

                                Not what you wanted to hear... but that's the best solution. If you don't want to mess with waterstones, get a DHT duosharp. It will last for decades and rinses clean with water. Get a fine/extra fine. For goodness sakes, don't buy an electric sharpener or take it to a supermarket.

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                                1. re: MagnusChops
                                  mrhooks Jul 23, 2011 11:42 AM

                                  Oh wow, this is a great find. Thanks!

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