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CookingForReal Jun 28, 2012 12:07 PM

I got a rocker knife from Amazon and while I had some inkling I was going to need to sharpen it, it doesn't just need to be sharpened - it's not just dull, it's totally BLUNT.

This is going to take somebody with a vise grip and a file. I've bought shovels off the rack that were sharper than this. In fact taking it to a tool sharpening service may actually be the better choice.

Once upon a time I could have done this myself but I no longer have the tools or the manual dexterity.

Does anyone know of sharpening services in the area?

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    erin_grogan Jun 28, 2012 12:24 PM

    I'm not sure, but will Southern Season do it? Seems like a service they would offer, not sure if you need to buy from them though.

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      mpjmph Jun 28, 2012 01:06 PM

      Kitchenworks at University Mall offers knife sharpening services.

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        walras Jun 28, 2012 06:47 PM

        I've been very pleased with Kitchenworks, whom I've used twice.

      2. romansperson Jun 29, 2012 08:40 AM

        I can recommend Kitchenworks too. I take my knife sets over there about twice a year.

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          meatn3 Jun 29, 2012 08:42 AM

          Do they sharpen as you wait or must you leave them for a week or so?

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            bbqme Jun 30, 2012 05:48 PM

            Unless they have to service several other customers they will do it while you wait. Unlike Southern Season who sends the knives out for sharpening, they do the sharpening themselves so even if you have to leave it they will be ready for pick up the next day. They also charge 50 cents per inch for sharpening rather than a set price per knife, which is much more fair pricing. Lastly, judging by eye it looks like they take off very little of the blade when sharpening. Even though I have a high end Chefs Choice sharpener I still like to take my knives there at least once a year for a "tune up,"

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              meatn3 Jun 30, 2012 06:05 PM

              Thank you!

              I'm in Raleigh, so it is enough of a hike that I would prefer to wait rather than drive back a few days later.

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                bbqme Jun 30, 2012 06:48 PM

                You're welcome. I would call them before coming over to make sure they can do it for you while you wait that day.

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                Remsleep Jul 26, 2012 08:36 AM

                Agree that Kitchenworks is great but be aware that they will not sharpen Asian knives. I have to go to Southern Season for that.

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