Artisan Blade Sharpening Service
"There's never a dull moment!"
ABOUT MY SHARPENING SERVICE
With more than 30 years' experience, I am committed to providing a 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 and tools receive a spa-like treatment and will come home refreshed and rejuvenated.
To book an appointment or for more information, feel free to call or email today!
PROFESSIONAL SHARPENING SERVICES
Kitchen Knives $2/inch, $8 minimum
*Sorry, I do not sharpen ceramic.
Japanese Single Bevel $16
Meat Cleaver $2/inch, $8 minimum
$10 - 1 blade, $2 each extra blade
High-end blades (Benchmade, Hogue, Reeve, etc) $15-$20+
$23 Water stone hone/sharpen
Hedge Shears $13
Axes $12 single blade
Circular Saw Blades 7" - 12", $9.50 - $15
Forstner Bits, $6.50 - $12
Router Bits, $6 - $20
Turning Tools, $10
Kitchen Shears, $8 - $12
Serrated Edge, $10
Poultry Shear, $10
Fabric Scissors, $10 - $16
Home Utility Shears, $6 - $10
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.
Blades not listed - please call.
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.
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.
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!
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
San Luis Obispo, CA
"Great job on our knives. Fast, efficient, and very reasonable. My wife is sooo happy. Thanks Mark!"
"Sharp Again did a great job on my garden tools. Mark was very thorough and communicated with me twice to make sure he was meeting my expectations. The work was great, the tools were ready the next day, and the prices reasonable. I will definitely use him again, and will recommend him to my neighbors and friends."
Pismo Beach, CA
"The communication was wonderful, and Mark was super helpful and accommodating. The knives cam back sharpened, wrapped, and with tips for better knife care. Pricing was super reasonable and detailed on the invoice. We are very happy with the results and will for sure be using Sharp Again for our knife needs in the future!
Pismo Beach, CA
My garden tools have never been better, thanks to Mark's spa treatment! I'm so glad I found this site, and I highly recommend Mark's services to anyone with sharpening needs!
Grover Beach, CA
Mark was great! Excellent service and price, one-day turnaround on my hedge trimmer. Also very entertaining, enjoyed our discussions. Will definitely use for all sharpening needs.
Pismo Beach, CA
Mark rescued my knives! Being a real man, I tried to sharpen my own knives. Unless you have lots of time to learn and money to buy all sorts of gear, DON'T. Mark fixed what I messed up, and wife never found out. Thanks!