SHARP AGAIN

Artisan Blade Sharpening Service
Fast & Reliable

Sharp Kitchen Knife
Sharp Japanese Knife Collection
 

ABOUT MY SHARPENING SERVICE

With more than 30 years' experience, I am committed to providing a knife sharpening service of the highest quality, paying particular attention to the finest detail and working efficiently while keeping the lines of communication with my clients clear and concise. My priorities are simple - they're yours!

My mission at Sharp Again is simple: to provide high-quality sharpening services in a timely manner. I cater to each project’s specific needs to ensure excellence. Your blades receive a spa-like treatment and will come home refreshed and rejuvenated.  For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get in touch today.

 
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PROFESSIONAL SHARPENING SERVICES

KNIFE SHARPENING

$2/inch, $8 minimum
*Sorry, I do not sharpen ceramic.

JAPANESE SINGLE BEVEL

$16

POCKET KNIVES

$10 - 1 blade, $2 each extra blade

MEAT CLEAVER

$7

STRAIGHT RAZOR

$23

AXES

$12 single blade

HAND PRUNERS

$9

LOPPERS

$10

HEDGE SHEARS

$13

OTHER ITEMS

Broken tips can be reground and repaired for an additional cost of $10.00. If the tip is bent, I will attempt to straighten it. If it breaks in the course of straightening, I will repair it at an additional cost of $10.00. Only about 1 out of 20 knives break while straightening, so the odds are good that it won't need an additional repair. There is no charge for straightening a bent tip, unless, of course, it breaks.

Mail in service is available. Call for details.

Local pickup and delivery is available.

I accept cash, PayPal or Venmo.

Please call or email me with any questions you may have.

 

SHARPENING PROCESS

THE SHARP AGAIN PROCESS

I typically use a 4 step sharpening process:  


  • The first step is to repair any defects in the knife, such as a broken tip, chipped edge, reverse bow or high bolster. Once the necessary repairs have been completed, the blade is thinned by creating a proper relief angle, or primary bevel.  Minimum metal is removed.

  • The second step is to further refine the relief angle. 

  • The third step is to apply the secondary bevel, or cutting edge. 

  • The fourth and final step is to remove the burr (wire edge) and polish the cutting edge. 

In the case of serrated knives, if the serrations are in good shape I will sharpen the reverse side.  If the serrations are badly worn, the knife will re-serrated manually, one scallop at a time.

SHARPENING TECHNIQUE

My process and technique depends on the type of knife I’m sharpening.  The majority of knives I give a polished yet slightly toothy edge; one that can both slice and shear in the same cut.  I am a proponent of the convex edge, it can give the cutting edge extra support under stress and touches up quickly (depending on the blade steel). 

The tools I use are variable speed and water cooled to ensure the temper isn’t taken out of the knife, essentially “burning” the blade. 

Traditional, hand made Japanese knives are sharpened exclusively on water stones.  My typical stone progression starts at 400 grit, a few passes on the 1000 to decrease the scratch pattern created by the 400, then some quality time on a 3000, and finishing passes on my 8000, followed by a strop.

The result is the strongest, sharpest, longest-lasting and most easily maintained edge available!

 
Ice Skater

"Sharp Again restored our knives and did an amazing job.  Our knives are like new! 
I highly recommend Mark if you need this service. Love the mail in option."

Dawn S.
Monterey, CA

"Finally I found a service that actually does what it says it will do. Sharp Again not only sharpened all of my knives, but did it in a timely manner. I was shocked about how I struggled to cut foods with my unsharpened knives. After Mark did his magic, I love to cook again using what feels like brand new knives. I am telling all of my friends about Sharp Again. Great job!"

Frank M.
Portland, OR

"I could not believe the way my knives and garden tools came back to me. I do everything with such ease now, it is incredible. Thanks, Mark - I will tell all my friends about you and what a delight it is to deal with you!"

Diana S.
San Luis Obispo, CA

 

GET IN TOUCH

322 Village Glen Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

610-316-5868

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