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Charlie1219 Jan 15, 2014 10:08 AM

I Googled this topic and found replies going back to 2004 with the most recent being 2010. Does any know where in New Orleans to get good chef knives sharpened without having to go to Harahan or Algiers? This is silly - it's New Orleans, the best food town in the world and I can't find a place in the city to have my Henckles professionally sharpened? Help!

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    Hungry Celeste Jan 15, 2014 11:30 AM

    A vendor (can't recall the name) at Saturdays CCFM will sharpen......corner of Girod & Magazine. Or you can go to RestoDepot and buy a steel.

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      collardman Jan 15, 2014 02:37 PM

      There is a vendor who makes rounds at various restaurants on pay days (when the line cooks have money) If you have a connection with one of these places you can get your knives in to them on that day.

      I understand he is good or line cooks wouldn't keep paying him.

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        shanefink Jan 15, 2014 03:20 PM

        There’s a company out of Loxley, AL called Emerald Coast Cutlery that come to our restaurant every other week. Try them.

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          CharlieH Jan 16, 2014 10:53 AM

          Mail orde ris your best bet. Its a niche market. Would be nearly impossible without economy of scale. Try D & R sharpening solutions, They only handle cutlery, no hunting knives etc.

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            bccajun Jan 18, 2014 06:54 PM

            I use Chef Choice diamond hone sharpener to sharpen my Calphalon knives, works well and does not consume to much time.

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              JazzyB Jan 22, 2014 06:51 AM

              I have Chef's Choice and Shun electric sharpeners. Both are dissappointing. I am currently using a Global mino sharp with good results. It sharpens to a 12-15' angle (Asian). I use it on my Asian and German knives. Changing the angle on the Wusthofs has been a big improvement. Alternatively, look for a whet stone with Asian guide rails (sharper edge).

              FWIW, I had Henckels knives and was unable to sharpen them satisfactorily. No problem with Shun, Global or Wusthof.

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                Charlie1219 Jan 22, 2014 11:58 AM

                Thanks for the info. I finally needed to go to Pensacola anyway so I took them with me. Pensacola Hardware keeps them over night but does an exceptional job so I'll probably just stick to them about 3 times a year.

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