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Knife Sharpening in the Valley?

Safari Jan 2, 2013 09:27 AM

I know there are some places in Santa Monica, but I'd rather not drive that far if I don't have to. All I know of is Sur La Table, and I haven't heard whether they do a good job. I'd rather go to a locally-owned place if possible. Any suggestions?

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    JTea Jan 2, 2013 10:04 AM

    'Electric Shaver Shop' at 15234 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411. South side of Victory, East of Sepulveda and next to Lido Pizza. Bring knives in a towel or bag. For about $3 each, usually same day. I found him on this board years ago and recommend him [as does Star Restaurant Supply down the block]..

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    1. re: JTea
      linus Jan 2, 2013 06:16 PM

      i went there once.
      never again.
      ruined several of my knives, changing the shape of the blades.
      nice, prompt people, but they don't know what they're doing.

      1. re: linus
        Safari Jan 2, 2013 08:43 PM

        Oh no... I just dropped my favorite knife off there today. God I hope it's okay.

        1. re: Safari
          linus Jan 3, 2013 06:11 AM

          hopefully it will be. maybe i just caught them on a bad day or something.

          1. re: linus
            RacerX Jan 3, 2013 09:05 AM

            FWIW, I had pretty good luck with them a few years ago. I brought in several chefs knives, nothing fancy or exotic and they came back fine.

            They got it done in about an hour while I had lunch at Sam Woo just across the street.

            1. re: RacerX
              linus Jan 3, 2013 01:23 PM

              well, maybe mercury was in retrograde or something. one of my chef's knives was turned into a right triangle. a paring knife was turned into a long, skinny beak-like thing.

              i hope y'all have good luck. i won't be going back there.

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      GK in SO Jan 2, 2013 10:34 AM

      There is a booth at the Encino Farmers Marke on Sundays that does knife and scissor sharpening.

      Never used him, but usually seems quite busy.

      1. boogiebaby Jan 2, 2013 05:54 PM

        Joann Fabrics does scissor and knife sharpening. Call your local store for the schedule. At the Porter Ranch store, they have a company/guy who comes out with a mobile/van setup.

        1. petek Jan 2, 2013 06:31 PM


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