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JazzyJay Jul 6, 2005 10:03 AM

Hello,

I am new to the Houston area (just moved down from NYC.) In New York there were lots of services where a guy in a van would come to your house and sharpen your kitchen knives. This service must, I expect, exist in a city the size of houston. My knives have started getting dull, and I need help!

Where do the hounds in Houston sharpen their knives?

JazzyJay

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    MidtownCoog Jul 6, 2005 02:24 PM

    Sur La Table, but I have never used them.

    I wonder about some knife shops. We have plenty of those, or at least we used to.

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      John Scar Jul 6, 2005 03:00 PM

      Petes fine meats will do it at their shop.

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        Rob Wilson Jul 6, 2005 04:50 PM

        In the past I have taken my knives to Central Market.
        They will do the sharpening for you upstairs where they hold the cooking classes. You may want to call ahead though, to make sure the person who does the sharpening is in. If not, you may have to leave them overnight.

        I haven't had experience with anyone who will come to your home. Best of luck to you.

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          Zorra Jul 21, 2005 12:16 PM

          How timely...check out yesterday's article in the Chronicle on this very subject.

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            Suzanne (TX) Jan 15, 2006 11:34 AM

            I did a search today and found this thread on Chowhound, and also the following place on the west side.

            Poly-Sharp Knife Service
            3715 Waldo St
            Houston, TX 77063-5421 View Map
            (713) 780-8427

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            heyitsbob Dec 31, 2008 05:33 AM

            Visit www.2dull4you.com

            Expert mobile cutlery sharpening base in Houston.
            visit their website at www.2dull4you.com

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              bnemes3343 Dec 31, 2008 05:51 AM

              Just curious. I cook a lot, so I sharpen my knives every week or two. Doesn't it get very expensive to send them out? The prices I've seen are around $8 per knife. I invested in a chef's choice knife sharpener (which wasn't cheap, but less than $8 per knife per week). I know some people poo-poo these electric sharpeners, but it really does a great job and it's pretty idiot proof in terms of the angle of the knife. I use four knives on a pretty regular basis, so no way I could afford to send them out.

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                sandih Dec 31, 2008 07:49 AM

                Sur La Table will do it for $1. per blade inch and twice a year they will sharpen your first 2 knoves for free (usually in the spring and fall). I've used the one in Dallas with good results.

                River Oaks Shopping Center - Houston,TX
                1996 West Gray
                Houston, TX 77019
                713.533.0400

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