What's the deal with knife sharpening?
We are happy to sharpen your knives or tools by hand on Japanese whetstones. Services include sharpening, 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 Netil Market (pick up during the week can be from Netil Market reception). Please bring the knives in well wrapped - a couple of tea towels will do it.
Can you sharpen while I wait?
I'm afraid not. Good things take time and we can't guarantee that there will be someone free to sharpen when you pop in. If you don't want to be without your knives, feel free to drop them in in batches.
Can I post my knives to you?
Certainly. Send them to Kitchen Provisions, 136 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 5SW. Send it signed for and drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org 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. This costs £50 and lasts 90 minutes. This covers the basic of technique in a very hands on session. Please bring your knives with you. Email email@example.com to book. We are also happy to provide you with a voucher for a sharpening lesson for you or a buddy.
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.