Pricing

(Last price update:  23-Jul-2019)

Kitchen Knives, Fixed Blade, & Lock Blade Knives

$10  (up to 10″ blades)

With hand sharpening on water stones, you get the sharpest edge possible while removing the least amount of metal.  Your knives will be sharper than they came from the factory.

Add $5 for the hard premium steels such as S30V series steels, M390, M4, CPM3V+, Elmax, ZDP-189, etc.
Note: Kitchen knives are rarely made with exotic steels except by a few custom knife makers so this usually only applies to high end fixed blade and folding knives.  

Curious about knife steels?   Here are a couple of interesting links:
A guide to kitchen knife steels
A guide to the best knife steels

Traditional Pocket Knives

$7 – Main Blade
$3 – Each Additional Blade

Serrated Knives

$5 – Up to 5″ blades
$7 – Over 5″ blades

Steak Knives (Serrated and Straight Edge)

$5

Straight Razors

$20 – Hand sharpening/honing and finish on the strop
Note:  I personally use a straight razor for shaving so my standards are high.

Scissors (craft, sewing, and kitchen shears & scissors)

$10
I use a precise, slow turning, water-cooled Tormek system for sharpening scissors.

Tweezers

$2  (Tweezers need love too)

Chisels

$  5 – Sharpening
$10 – Chip repair, or re-profile, & sharpening
I use a precise, slow turning, water-cooled Tormek system for repairing and sharpening chisels.  With this system I can match the current bevel angle or apply the bevel angle that you specify.  I can also square up your chisels.

Planer and Jointer Blades

$0.50 per inch
I use a precise, slow turning, water-cooled Tormek system for sharpening scissors.

Some outdoor and garden tools

Hedge trimmers/shears:  $15

Lawnmower Blades:  $10

Axes, Hatchets, & Machetes
$10 – Mechanical sharpening for good functional edge
$20 – Mechanical sharpening + finish with hand sharpening to peak sharpness

Things I do not sharpen:

  • Beauty shears
  • Pinking shears
  • Hair clipper blades
  • Cuticle clippers
  • Chainsaw chains
  • Router blades
  • Saws

Most of these items require very special (& expensive) tools which I do not have.
Please feel free to e-mail me with a picture of what you want sharpened.  I’ll let you know if I can do it or not.