What's the deal with knife sharpening?
We are happy to sharpen your knives or tools by hand on Japanese whetstones. Services include sharpening, thinning, re-profiling, chip removal and tip repairs. Please allow £8 per knife for sharpening with other services quoted on an individual basis (simply put, we remove the metal by hand and the more metal there is to remove, the longer it takes!).
We turnaround sharpening jobs in 48 hours and take your contact details to text you when it is ready. You can drop knives off at Stoke Newington Church Street or Coal Drops Yard. Please bring the knives in well wrapped - a couple of tea towels will do it.
Can you sharpen while I wait?
Yes, at Coal Drops Yard and Stoke Newington. Please use this link to make a reservation. This will show our availability on different days and allows you to reserve a slot dependent on the number of knives you have to sharpen. Please note that the availability for this service is far greater at Coal Drops Yard. Using this service requires your knives to be in a sharpenable condition and we reserve the right to sharpen any knives that are damaged or in poor condition over a 48 hour period.
To reserve your slot, there is a non-refundable deposit payable which will be deducted from the cost of sharpening.
Can I post my knives to you?
Certainly. Send them to Kitchen Provisions, 136 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JU. Send it signed-for and drop us an email on email@example.com to let us know to expect them. Please make sure to wrap them well - tea towels and a poster tube normally do the trick. We add the cost of return postage to the bill.
Do you sharpen things other than knives?
Yes - we're more than happy to do scissors, secateurs and axes, and have even turned our hands to chisels and planes. We did turn down ice skates and a lawn mower blade. It is worth bearing in mind that anything carbon steel will sharpen more readily, and it is priced based on length so while we will happily sharpen your antique sickle, it will be more expensive than a penknife.
Do you teach knife sharpening?
Yes. We offer one-on-one tuition during shop hours at Coal Drops Yard. This costs £65 and lasts 90 minutes. This covers the basic of technique in a very hands on session. Please bring your knives with you. Please use this link to book. We are also happy to provide you with a voucher for a sharpening lesson for you or a buddy.
Alternatively, you can book into a group sharpening class for £45, also held at Coal Drops Yard.
Please email if you would like an individual class at Stoke Newington.
Can you come into a professional kitchen, sharpen and teach sharpening?
We sure can! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can book you in.