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1jc19 Sep 9, 2012 06:58 PM

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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    Jean Georges Sep 11, 2012 06:09 PM

    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
      Winking Judge Jan 3, 2013 07:18 AM

      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...

    2. biggreenmatt Sep 10, 2012 06:46 AM

      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
        Chef Wendy B Sep 11, 2012 08:04 AM

        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
          TeRReT Sep 11, 2012 08:50 AM

          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
            justxpete Sep 11, 2012 09:04 AM

            +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
              petek Sep 11, 2012 02:31 PM

              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
              petek Sep 11, 2012 02:33 PM

              <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
                Chemicalkinetics Dec 31, 2012 06:35 PM

                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
                  petek Jan 1, 2013 07:02 AM

                  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
                    Chemicalkinetics Jan 1, 2013 08:22 AM

                    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. :)

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            kmbar Sep 9, 2012 07:56 PM

            KNIFE on Queen.

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            1. re: kmbar
              justxpete Sep 9, 2012 08:58 PM

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

              1. re: justxpete
                petek Sep 10, 2012 05:18 AM

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

                http://toshoknifearts.com/

              2. re: kmbar
                jlunar Sep 11, 2012 08:43 AM

                Another +1 for KNIFE

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