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May 18, 2011 07:39 PM

Global knives

where can I get them sharpened? Ive had mine for about 2 years.

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  1. Eugene at Knife on Queen West does a great job.Hand sharpened on water stones.
    But forewarned,you'll bring your Global's in for sharpening,but you might leave with something else.Meaning you might want to upgrade to something nicer. :D

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    1. re: petek

      I"ve had my wusthof's sharpened at Nella Cutlery with good results.

      Nella Cutlery
      433 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

      1. re: petek

        Agree. Knife understands edge geometry and how it differs from non-Japanese blades, not sure Nella does,

      2. I agree with Knife, he's really good and popular amongst chefs in the city. However, I do recommend you buy yourself a water stone and learn to do it yourself. It's a good skill to have.

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        1. re: table4onthefly

          I received my Global knives as gifts, but along with the knives came this groovy sharpener that does each side of the knife on water stones (they're inside -- just add a tablespoon or two of water). You might want to look into that, so you can sharpen regularly. I have all but abandoned my Global knives now. Those dots on the handles can cause blisters and the handles themselves were NOT built for my child-sized hands (nor my husband's more normal meaty hands, interestingly). We're both much happier with the MAC series.

          1. re: 1sweetpea

            1sweetpea: Is this the device you speak of? I purchased one and then gave it to my sister after I bought my water stones,couldn't really tell if it was sharpening my knives.Knife offers a free basic knife sharpening class which I found to be very informative.Eugene's a cool guy to talk knives with,he loves his Japanese steel .

        2. I would get a whetstone and do it yourself, I learned from you tube, after a while you get the hang of it, I'm surprised you let them go that long, i sharpen my globals every 2-3 weeks

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          1. re: Bobby Wham

            I've had a Henckels knife for about 20 years and it gets sharpened about every 2 years, and I use the steel about once every 2 weeks. Do you really need to sharpen knives as frequently as every 2-3 weeks?

            1. re: hal2010

              It depends.How often do you use your knives? What kind of cutting board do you use,glass,plastic,wood? A steel doesn't sharpen a knife,it only re-aligns the edge.Sharpening involves the removal of metal and establishing a bevel.That's what you'll get with whetstones or jigs like the "edge pro".

              1. re: petek

                hal2010....i hone with the steel every day b4 or after use.
                I sharpen every other year as well but i just ordered a 3 stage sharpener off amazon so i'll probably be sharpening every 6 months or so.

              2. re: hal2010

                I like my knives to be razor sharp, how do you cut through a tomato with a knife that hasn't been sharpened in 2 years?

                1. re: Bobby Wham

                  in my case ... i have a utility knife that has serrated edges for such items as tomatoes
                  (i bought the 10 piece wusthof classic block set)

                  1. re: Bobby Wham

                    Agree with Bobby Wham.Might as well use a serrated bread knife for tomatoes.With a little effort and a good stone(or 2) you can keep all your knives hair popin' sharp all the time.