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  • 1jc19 Sep 9, 2012 06:58 PM
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I'm looking to have someone put a 16 degree edge on a 8-inch Kasumi Western-style Chef's knife. Does anyone have any recommendations as to who I can take my knife to?

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  1. KNIFE on Queen.

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    1. re: kmbar

      +1. He does an incredible job. I'd even trust him with my Tanaka Damascus blade.

      1. re: justxpete

        There's also Tosho Knife Arts on Markham St(Bloor/Bathurst)

        http://toshoknifearts.com/

      2. re: kmbar

        Another +1 for KNIFE

      3. I take mine to Nella up in North York. Costs three bucks, plus I get to drool over their gigantic warehouse.

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        1. re: biggreenmatt

          Nella's been doing all my knives (that's a lot, I have a fetish!) for over 30 years. Can't ever complain, and yes that wharehouse is the bomb!

          1. re: biggreenmatt

            I would suggest Tosho or Knife well before Nella, especially for Japanese knives. Tosho and Knife specialize in Japanese knives and use Japanese whetstones for shapening. Nella will use a grind wheel.

            1. re: TeRReT

              +1.

              Knife Toronto also offers a great knife sharpening course. It's a couple of hours, is reasonably priced, and you learn a great deal. I loved taking it, and Eugene is a great guy.

              1. re: justxpete

                Eugine/Knife also does a 1 hr demo type basic sharpening class for free.I think they start up again in October,highly recommended...

              2. re: TeRReT

                <I would suggest Tosho or Knife well before Nella, especially for Japanese knives. Tosho and Knife specialize in Japanese knives and use Japanese whetstones for shapening. Nella will use a grind wheel.>

                +1 I would never take my J-knives to Nella.

                1. re: petek

                  When I bought my Konosuke petty from Ivan of Tosho, he said that the knife comes with free knife sharpening service. Of course, I said that is not necessary. I didn't explain right away, but I think it came very clear to him later that I live in US. (me comparing US sale tax to Toronto HST).

                  All that aside, do you know if Ivan provides free knife sharpening service for knives purchased from his store?

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    Tosho offers 1 free sharpening on all new knife purchases
                    I've not yet taken advantage of this offer(I like sharpening my own steel) but I might in the new year...

                    1. re: petek

                      Oh, that is smart business. People who bought the knife, more of less met the guy. One free sharpening allows the customer (who does not do home sharpening) to have a free trial, as opposed to going to other knife sharpeners. Now, they will be hooked for the rest of their lives. :)

            2. Buy a good 1000# whetstone and do it yourself. It's really not that hard to do and the whetstone will last you a lifetime.

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              1. re: Jean Georges

                Agreed. Many stones are double sided so you can get a Coarse/Medium (250/1000) and a Fine/Extra Fine (3000/8000). Make the investment and take a sharpening course, you know, teach a man to fish...