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Sharpening the Professional Edge
Welcome to Seattle Edge Sharpening, your source for world-class knife and tool sharpening. Seattle Edge provides a wide variety of services ranging from basic sharpening to traditional Japanese water stone sharpening, from tip restoration to blade reprofiling. Seattle Edge is fully owned and operated by one man: Albert Edmonds.
I sharpen all knives free hand, no jigs or angle guides are used. I sharpen free hand for two reasons. The first reason is not all knives use the same angle: Different knife designs require different sharpening techniques. The second reason is free hand sharpening allows me to modify not only the edge but the blade design if the knife has sustained damage. Even though your knives are sharpened free hand, my 15 years of experience ensures precise bevels and clean edges.
I have sharpened hand made custom knives for collectors ranging from Seattle to New York. Hand made custom knives are more demanding to sharpen compared factory knives. Custom knives often use unique alloys and have creative blade designs which take me longer to sharpen and require special attention. I love sharpening custom knives, the experience is rewarding and the results are fantastic. Custom knife sharpening is $3.00 per inch.
Some knives must be sharpened traditionally using only stones. High quality Japanese knives must be sharpened using water stones. Most modern mass produced Japanese kitchen knives can be sharpened using my standard system, and will achieve startling levels of sharpness, so stone sharpening is not required. Stone sharpening is only offered for traditional, handmade Japanese knives. Stone sharpening is $3.00 per inch.
I offer loaner knives for restaurants to use until the knives received have been sharpened. Loaner knives are reserved for restaurants only. Loaner knives are in limited supply and are distributed on a first come first serve basis and may not be reserved for use. All loaner knives must be returned upon pick up. If all loaner knives are not returned you may be charged for replacement. Please treat loaner knives with respect and use them as you would use your own knives. Please check your kitchen twice for loaners before coming to pick up your knives!
Want to learn how to sharpen knives free hand? I can teach you! I offer two sharpening classes: The standard class (approximately 2 hours) and the intensive class (approximately 5 hours). The intensive course is not only longer and more detailed than the standard course, but I will show you how to sharpen different knife styles. The intensive course is tailored to the specific needs of the student. If the student would rather focus on one style of knife for the entire class they are more than welcome to do so and will be instructed accordingly.
The standard class covers:
- knife safety
Materials needed for standard class:
- one (non folding) knife in good condition with a cutting edge between 4"-8"
The standard sharpening class has a two student minimum and five student maximum. The standard sharpening class is approximately 2 hours. Classes are taught at the Seattle Edge work shop. Please call to schedule a date and time. Standard class cost - $75.00 per person.
The intensive class covers:
- knife safety
Materials needed for intensive class:
- up to three knives in good condition with a cutting edge between 3"-10"
The intensive sharpening course has a one student minimum and five student maximum. The intensive sharpening course is approximately 5 hours. Courses are taught at the Seattle Edge work shop. Please call to schedule a date and time. Intensive course cost - $200.00 per person. A non-refundable down payment of $50.00 is required for the intensive class. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
My shop is located North of downtown Seattle in the Fremont ActiveSpace building. If you are headed North West on Leary Way, take a right onto 41st, then turn right into the first driveway. I am in unit 702 on the left hand side. On site parking is very limited but there are many street parking spots available.
Please DO NOT ship orders to this address, see the SHIPPING section.
Outside of Seattle and need your knives sharpened? No problem! Shipping knives is easy. Please fill out the shipping form below and include with your order. Credit cards and money orders are the only forms of payment accepted. No personal checks or cash please. If paying with a credit card, be sure to sign your name in the designated area. If the signature box has not been signed by hand the credit card will not be processed. This is done for your safety. If paying with a money order, please include return shipping in the total. Washington residents will be charged 9.5% sales tax. All orders will be shipped UPS ground unless another form of transport is requested by the recipient.
Please send me an e-mail or call to let me know you are shipping knives.
Making sure that your knives arrive safely and return quickly is a priority.
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