Learn the basics of sharpening knives on whetstones in a hands-on lesson with our sharpening experts in store.
The lesson will cover the theory of sharpening and sharpening techniques, including the differences between sharpening Japanese and European knives. It will include demonstrations followed by hands-on sessions to allow you to demonstrate how to find the right angle, finish and ensuring you do not damage the knife. We will also talk through information on different types of bevels, different styles of knives and the basic theory about knife care.
Lessons are 90 minutes and take place at our Coal Drops Yard store (Unit 31, Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DQ), Borough Yards store (Unit 214 Borough Yards, 20 Dirty Lane, London SE1 9PA) and Stoke Newington workshop (Unit 3, 2 Bouverie Road, London N16 0AJ). We like the lessons to be as hands on as possible, we provide stones and knives to start practising sharpening on. There will be opportunity for questions and the instructor will monitor your technique and offer suggestions for improvement. You are welcome to bring some of your own knives (and any stones you want to use) during the second half of the class.
Classes will be small with a maximum of five people. Participants receive 10% off on any sharpening equipment or knives purchased after the lesson.
We dispatch orders Monday - Friday with our post collection time at midday. Next day delivery orders need to be placed before 9am to guarantee dispatch. We are able to provide tracking information for orders which will be provided once your order has been dispatched. Full details of the different shipping services are available here.DO YOU DO GIFT WRAPPING?
No problem at all. Everything is beautifully packaged so it will look all present-y and special, and you can also add gift wrapping to your order. Put any gift message in the notes section. We will leave out the shipping note to protect the gift-giver's modesty. Job done. Sit back and wait for the rounds of effusive thanks!
Orders purchased through the website can be collected from either shop. Please select which store you would like to collect from and wait for email confirmation that your order is ready before coming to collect. Stock differs between the warehouse and in-store so it can take up to three days for your order to be fulfilled.DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes. Please see the shipping page here for further info.WHERE DO YOU SHIP FROM?
All items on the website are located in the UK and shipped from the UK.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN IT?
Our returns policy is 30 days for any item in an unused saleable condition. Please look at our full policy here.