Sharpening Services Adelaide

Posted by Ramon Elzinga on

Just like knife making, it took us a few years to be happy enough with our service to make knife sharpening in Adelaide something we offer.

Where are you?

We are located at 330 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park (parking on George Street). Come by and drop off your knives for sharpening and we will advise you how long it will take depending on the queue.

What types of knives do you sharpen?

  • Japanese high carbon steel knives
  • German steel knives
  • Basically any knife found in a kitchen (we love to see heirlooms and vintage knives)

We are primarily focussed on kitchen knives at the moment, but may extend to hunting and outdoor knives down the track. Why no hunting knives? Our machines are carefully calibrated to work specifically with kitchen knives, the curvature of hunting knives are a bit too technical to be able to offer this service for the price below.

Knife Sharpening Pricing?

Sharpening varies between $15 - $25+ depending on the work to be done.

  • $15-$20 is for a full sharpen of a double-bevel knife (with no repairs to be completed)
  • $20+ is for a full sharpen with additional repairs to be completed. We will give you a quote on the work before commencing.  

Single-bevel knives require care and skill to sharpen. To reflect this, our pricing is slightly increased for these.

  • $30 for a full sharpen of a single-bevel knife
  • $20+ for serrated knives
  • $50+ is for a full sharpen with additional repairs to be completed. We will give you a quote on the work before commencing.

    Unlike many sharpening services we perform whetstone sharpening by hand.

    We do this to preserve your knife (remove less steel) and therefore make your knives last a lot longer. It does take us longer so it typically costs more (when compared to sharpeners using electric sharpeners).

    Neither approach is correct (for low cost knives sometimes you're better off using an electric service however you'll need to replace them more often).

    In terms of pricing, we will let you know before we begin, so you can decide.

    Drop Off Times

    Open Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am-1pm

    We aim to have your knives completed within 8-10 business days depending on the number of knives, type of knives and restoration that needs to be carried out. We generally have 80-100 knives in our cabinet waiting to be sharpened, so same day sharpening is not feasible.

    While we hold on to your knives we let you test-drive one of our knives so you are not without a sharp knife in your kitchen. Let us know if you would like a test-drive knife when you drop off your knives.

    Any more questions?

    Any questions relating to sharpening please feel free to give us a call - 0488 050 055 :)

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