Our precision sharpening is done by hand. All of it. There is no machine that can match the care and delicacy of an edge applied by hand. In fact, some blades, like straight razors, will no doubt be destroyed instantly with contact to a motorized sharpener. The delicate and experienced hand of a cutler is required. We rather like playing in the mud when the opportunity affords us and we’d be pleased to get our hands dirty for you. Using a series of flat stones, slips and strops edges are brought to their absolute keenest by hand. All of them.
That’s the Grindhouse Edge. Can you feel it yet?
Culinary Knife Sharpening
A plain bevel edge is applied by hand using synthetic water stones on a EP Edge Pro platform. The existing bevel angle is kept and minor chips are removed. These blades are finished to 1000x and then steeled to 1400x micro-bevel. All work is done by hand, and the resulting edge is sturdy & precise. For abused or damaged knives. Before sharpening, blade tips are rebuilt, bolster ‘knuckles’ ground out and any re-profiling required is done. Heavy grinding is done, carefully and attentively on fresh abrasive belts. They can brought back to competent service with a little tough love.
A deep Japanese bevel is applied using a combination of flat Japanese synthetic & natural stones. Stropped to finish, the flat finish is uniform and the edge keen. Blades tested will effortlessly carve dogleg folded paper. Heavy Grind for damaged Japanese blades is done by hand.
Restoration & Rescale
Was your belt knife lost a sea? Why does it does look like it was? Full restoration of blades and scales can be done, and broken or missing handles (scales) replaced. We have stock of new age composites, and domestic & exotic woods to suit your individual piece. Much of the work is done by hand and fitting customizations can be easily be arranged. Trust Grinderman to breathe some life back into a tarnished, rusted or neglected blades, whether headed to a box on the mantle or back into the knife block for use.