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 proud that we have now begun knife sharpening in two locations. Our shed - 15 Burwood Avenue, Woodville North, and now 330 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park. We welcome you to 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 $10-$25 depending on the work to be done.

  • $12-$20 is for a full sharpen of a knife (with no repairs to be completed)
  • $20+ is for a full sharpen with additional repairs and restorations 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 the sharpening completed within 3 working days, but we will give you a call to let you know when they are ready.

Although not strictly needed, we have created a booking page for those who need their knives back within a time frame. See here for available times.

Any more questions?

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

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