Always include a penny when gifting a knife

Posted on December 3, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There is a folklore superstition regarding the giving of a knife as a gift. If the knife is given to a friend, money must be exchanged as well. It is considered very bad luck to give someone a knife without exchanging money or the friendship will be cut by the knife. Because of this superstition, it is common that the gift of a knife will be given along with a penny, nickel or dime in the box with the knife so that the recipient can give back the coin, thereby saving the friendship from being severed by the giving of the sharp blade. The exact background of this superstition is unclear yet; even today most people will include a coin with the gift of a knife and request the coin be given back. The apparent view is that it is far better to be safe than sorry.”

Newest review (on Facebook)

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

I had a chef’s knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife sharpened just before Thanksgiving, and they were indeed sharper than when I first purchased them, and worked beautifully! Much better edges than I got with the sharpening I got some years ago when I took my knives to a shop in ########. My first time at Brunswick Winter Market, too — I’ll definitely be back!

E.K.

November 29, 2017

Never wash your knives in the dishwasher.

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

Never, soak your knives in the sink or put them in the dishwasher as it will corrode the rivets that hold the scales on the knife. This is premium brand knife. The dishwasher can rust knives too as stainless steel is not stainless.

 

 

Brunswick Every Saturday

Posted on November 12, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are at the Brunswick Winter Market Every Saturday thru April.

Our calendar page has the details.

Our Calendar is current

Posted on October 24, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online calendar for sharpening at farmers’ markets and special events is now up to date.
http://wickedsharpknives.com/calendar/

 

No Sharpening Kennebunk Oct 22

Posted on October 22, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

Due to rain we will not be at the market today. Rain and our power tools do not mix. This was to be our last market in Kennebunk for the season.  Nov 5 we will be sharpening in York at Stonewall Kitchen. Sharpening is available in our shop and other markets throughout the fall and winter.

Wooden Handle Care

Posted on October 4, 2016 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil the wooden handles on your knives and they will last forever.

The knife on the left is 75 years old, handle like new.
Use unscented mineral oil from the drugstore.
Warm the oil up first, (warning it is flamable).

2016 Fall sharpening events

Posted on September 11, 2016 in: Uncategorized

Saint Mary’s Garden Club, Falmouth

October 17th,    10:30am to 12:30 pm

 

Longfellow’s Greenhouses, Manchester Maine,

November 20th.   11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Stonewall Kitchen, Portland       November 13th, Noon to 3:00 PM  (knives only)

 

Stonewall Kitchen, York              November 5th, Noon to 3:00 PM (knives only)

 

Dates available to sharpen at Garden and Quilting Clubs

 

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.