Will machine sharpening ruin my knife?

Posted on June 12, 2016 in: Uncategorized

No it will not.

Our knife sharpening machine has a wet wheel. It turns slowly in water bath which keeps the metal on your knife cool. No sparks are put off and it is perfectly safe. It will not ruin the temper of the metal. This is how knives are manufactured .  Knives have been sharpened this way for hundreds of years.

My process should not be confused with grinding on a dry fast wheel.

If you have any questions about this feel free to contact me.

 

 

Maine Garden Tool Sharpening

Posted on May 30, 2016 in: Uncategorized

We sharpen a wide range of garden tools.

pruners, secateurs, loppers, hedge shears, floral scissors, spades, edgers, hoes, hatchets, axes, harvesting knives and more.

We repair and stock parts for Felco Pruners.

 

Ruin your knives in the Dishwasher

Posted on May 5, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

Washing your knives in the dishwasher will slowly ruin them.  Stainless steel is not stainless. Your dishwasher will erode the sharpened edge making them dull and corrode the rivets that hold the handles on. Those brown spots are rust which will turn into pitting.

Wash and dry your cutlery individually by hand.

How to remove rust spots on your knives.        http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2013/10/remove-rust-spots-knives.html

Garden Tools

Posted on March 31, 2016 in: Uncategorized

My intention when I started this business was to sharpen just cutlery (knives and scissors.)  The next spring customers showed up with garden tools. They make up 25% of my business, more in the spring.

One farmer;s order: 8 stirup hoes, 8 felco pruners, 2 harvesting knives, 2 lopers.

We do not sharpen saws.

 

2016 Summer Farmers’ Market Sharpening

Posted on March 28, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

Falmouth                                                Wednesdays

Crystal Springs Farm, Brunswick     Saturdays biweekly

Kennebunk,                                          alternate Saturdays

Brochure with complete calendar and dates

Items maybe dropped off at our shop in South Portland anytime.

 

Wicked Sharp’s Retail Brochure

Posted on March 2, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Summer 2016 retail brochure: Prices, Where to Find Us, Knife Care Tips and More

Brochure (printable)

We sharpen knives and tools for local food producers, processors and more.

Posted on February 22, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Farmers, cheese makers, bakers, meat producers, orchardists, chefs and more all need sharp tools to work efficiently. We sharpen scissors for local fabric artists and clothing manufacturers . It is an honor to to work with them. I am one of the few sharpeners in Northern New England. We save many tools from being discarded by sharpening them.

Sharpening is green. Repair, Restore, Reuse.

Some of our happy customers

Tir, na nOg Farm,  Pownal

Spring Day Creamery,  Durham

 

Six River Farm,  Bowdoinham

Maine Homestead Farm,     Arundel

Hootenanny Bread,  Damariscotta

American Roots Apparel, Portland

Wildflours Gluten Free Bakery,  Brunswick

 

Wicked Sharps Knife Care Tips, Poster

Posted on February 10, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Print it and put on the refrigerator.

Paper cutters

Posted on February 3, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Paper cutters sharpened for the South Portland Schools. All sharpened and ready to go. More on the way.  The wooden one in the center is older than I am. It was easiest to sharpen and cut the best.

Knife Sharpening for Cooking Competiton

Posted on January 19, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

We are honored to have sharpened a knife today for Chef Mat Brannan, to use at the 2016 S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition next week. He is a student in the Culinary Arts Program at the Southern Maine Community College.
Good Luck Mat

The 2015 S.Pellegrino® Almost Famous Chef® Competition hosts over 40 of the leading culinary schools across the U.S. in a spirited cooking competition that spotlights the best and brightest. Designed as a mentorship program, culinary students will compete before the food media, distinguished guests and renowned chefs at regional competitions in January and February. The regional winners move on to the final competition in March in Napa Valley, California, where they will compete for the coveted S.Pellegrino® Almost Famous Chef title and a one-year paid apprenticeship with a celebrity chef from our panel.

Southern Maine Community College Culinary Arts Program

S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition