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Need good sharpening.

jefpen2 May 30, 2013 07:41 PM

I need a very good sharpening service. I've been to the hardware store (they sent it to Meredith, NH) and to the Kitchen shop in Keene ( he said he couldn't do it ). They both were ok but I need some one to lower the bolster on a French chef's knife that's about 30 years old. This knife is my baby. I've worked with it in kitchens all over the place. I have been told that it is one of the best of it's kind and you can't get them anymore. I think it's molded to my hand. I don't want to give it to just anyone.
PLEASE! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  1. just_ducky Jun 7, 2013 04:06 AM

    'Sounds like you need more than a sharpening - you need someone who can work with metal and re-shape it. Google custom knife makers in New Hampshire and you'll find some.

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      windward Jun 4, 2013 05:47 AM

      I had the same issue.
      It is a difficut and rare service to now find.
      THe Hollis Flea Market has a guy that sharpes knives, but he is not always there.
      I solved my own issue by purchasing my own knive sharperner and doing it myself.

      Good Luck

      1. d
        Dave B May 31, 2013 08:10 PM

        Sorry I can't offer a specific recommendation but when I noticed your question, out of curiosity, I Googled 'new hampshire knife sharpening.' I found three or four places I would call if I were in your situation to explain your requirements and see what they have to say.

        Perhaps you've already done this, but if not, may be worth a try. Grinding down the bolster is a bit non-standard compared to a typical edge sharpening, so "interviewing" any prospective providers of such a service might prove valuable if no one else has other suggestions.

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