No longer at Bath Farmer’s Market

Posted on June 14, 2014 in: Uncategorized

We are no longer in the Bath Farmer’s Market. For sharpening in the Bath Brunswick area please visit us at the Farmer’s Market at Crystal Spring Farm on the Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick.

Single Stage Knife Sharpening Machines

Posted on June 13, 2014 in: Uncategorized

A single stage draw thru  knife sharpening machine produces a poor quality edge that is not durable. The stones on this type of machine have a combination of  grits both course and fine that puts an edge on your knife that is uneven. Under a microscope the edge looks like a saw and is jagged. The tips of the teeth are sharp and the rest is dull,when cutting only the tips are in contact so they wear quickly leaving  a dull edge. This type of sharpener is made for the meat and seafood processing industry where cheap knives are used and must be sharpened on a daily basis. They are also used for sharpening by hardware stores and some commercial sharpeners. Popular draw thru sharpeners are made by Tru Hone and Edlund.

Wicked Sharp sharpens on a slow wet wheel and then the knife is honed to remove the burr on German two stage machine. Some knives get additional honing on a leather belt. This results in a more uniform edge with superior durability. Knives sharpened with my 3-4 stage process will not need to be sharpened as often. We have other equipment for serrated knives and doing repairs.

Email fixed May 30th

Posted on May 30, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Our email now works. It was down for a few days.

No Sharpening May 28th at Monument Square Portland.

Posted on May 28, 2014 in: Uncategorized

No sharpening today at Monument Square today as I have a wicked cold. I will be at the Farmer’s Market in Falmouth this afternoon.

Wednesday May 28th.

Summer 2014 Retail Prices

Posted on May 1, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Shop, Portland Monument Square

Farmer’s Markets Bath, Brunswick & Falmouth.

Augusta prices discounted.


Knives    Standard Sharpening by size:

Pocket knives                 $2.00


Up to 4 $3.00

4” to 6 $4.00

6” to 8 $5.00

8” to 10” $ 6.00

10” & over $.75/inch

Serrated $ 1.00 extra


Household      $4.00

Sewing  Up to 6 $6.00

6” and over $ 7.00

Pinking         $7.00


Pruning clippers  $5.00

Loppers   $6.00

Hatchets and axes $6.00

Grass shears, hedge trimmers $6.00

Rotary Lawn mower blades    $6.00

PAPER CUTTERS   $.75 per inch

Damaged or very worn items  extra charge

Premium Hand Sharpening available

Commercial rates on request.

Pickup and delivery on orders of $ 25 or more (Greater Portland)



2014 Summer Farmer’s Markets now posted

Posted on March 26, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Summer 2014

we will be returning to the Farmer’s Market  at Crystal Springs Farm and Falmouth Farmers’ Markets.

We have one new venue,

The Farmers’ Market at Mill Park in Augusta.

The Falmouth Market has moved to the American Legion opposite the Library.

Details  on calendar page.


Our summer schedule is now posted on our calendar page. We are at some markets biweekly so check the dates carefully.

Saturdays Biweekly

Brunswick, Farmer’s Market at Crystal Spring Farm


Augusta, Farmer’s Market at Mill Park

Wednesday afternoon   12- 4 pm

Falmouth, Falmouth Farmer’s Market (new location)

American Legion 65 Depot Road, opposite Library



Sharpening at Farmer’s Markets?

Posted on March 13, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Many people ask “How is it you are at Farmer’s Markets? You are not a farmer?”









The sharpening of tools used in the production and preparation of agricultural products is undeniably agricultural. We provide a much needed service to both the farmers and shoppers.

Sharpeners at Farmers’ Markets are a tradition all across America.

Check it out on Google.   77,000 hits.




Sharpening at Gathering of Stitches, Sunday January 19th

Posted on January 16, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Noon to 3:00 pm.

54 Cove St Portland, (Bayside behind U Haul)









Wicked Sharp will be Sharpening Scissors at A Gathering of Stitches on Sunday January 19th from 12 to to 3PM. We will be sharpening scissors, shears  and pinking shears on site.  We hope make this a monthly event.

If you sew or you are a textile artist you need to check Gathering of Stitches out. It’s a remarkable place.

I can also do Cutlery or small garden tools. You will have to leave them with me for sharpening in  my shop. I will make arrangements for delivery.

for more information

video about Gathering of Stitches


Sharp Knife Skills Save Time in the Kitchen

Posted on January 16, 2014 in: Uncategorized

by Alison Stewart, NPR

Knife skills instructor Norman Weinstein has as many tips as he does wisecracks. For starters, he suggests upgrading to a larger knife. “Now, the other famous student I had in class was Jimmy Stewart. And when he went from the 8- to the 10-inch knife, do you know what he said?…..

Story with podcast