The Sharpening Guy LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to get my knives, scissors, or straight razor sharpened?

A: We currently drop off and pick up knives at our drop off center every Tuesday and Friday. Contact us if you have questions. We are closed on Sunday.

Q: How frequently do I need to have my knives sharpened?

A: When your knife no longer cuts easily, then sharpening will benefit you. If it takes effort to get your knife or tool to cut, then it has become dull. A sharp knife cuts easily through the skins of fruits and vegetables and slices bread and meat with ease.

Q: How can I keep my knives sharp for longer?

A: Please visit our Knife Care Tips page for more information.

Q: How do I transport my sharp knives home?

A: We put a sheath or other protection on any sharp knife that needs one before you take your knives home.

Q: How is it best to store my sharp knives?

A: Please visit our Knife Care Tips page for more information.

Q: How did you learn to sharpen?

A: I researched several different methods of sharpening and experimented with several of them. In addition to self-education, I trained with Steve Bottorff. In addition, I consulted with various professional sharpeners from around the country to learn from them as well.

Q: What is your favorite steel?

A: White #1