Special Sharpening Events

Posted on August 9, 2014 in: Uncategorized

We have some openings on weekends to do Sharpening Events at Retailers and Farmer’s Markets. It’s a great way to attract customers to your business. We have done sharpening at Garden Centers, Gourmet Cookware Stores Green Grocers. While I sharpen customer’s stuff, they shop at your business.  Businesses we have sharpened at report an increase in sales.

We have a smaller compact sharpening setup to use in retail shops.

There is no charge to the sponsoring retailer for this service.

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.

Summer 2014 Retail Prices

Posted on May 1, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Shop,  Brunswick & Falmouth.

Lewiston Farmer’s Market prices discounted.

 

Knives    Standard Sharpening by size:

Pocket knives                 $2.00

KITCHEN KNIVES:

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

SCISSORS

Household      $4.00

Sewing  Up to 6 $6.00

6” and over $ 7.00

Pinking         $7.00

GARDEN TOOLS:

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)

 

WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

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.

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

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.

http://tinyurl.com/pb5seur

 

 

 

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 http://wickedsharpknives.com/events/2014-01-19/

video about Gathering of Stitches   http://vimeo.com/68561431

 

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 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98572347

Free Bagel from Scratch Baking Co.

Posted on January 13, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Free bagel from Scratch Baking Co. with $12 worth of Sharpening thru February 28th. Good for sharpening done in our South Portland Shop only. We are 2 blocks from Scratch Bakery . Their Sourdough Bagels are the best.

http://scratchbakingco.com/love/


Proper Knife Storage

Posted on January 10, 2014 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best way to store your knives is on a magnetic strip over  the sink. Here they are accessible when needed. When you are done with cooking you can rinse the knife off , wipe it off and pop it back on the wall. Tossing your knives into the bottom of the sink or dishwasher to clean them dulls the edge very quickly. Storing them loose in a drawer is bad for them too.  Be careful taking a knife off a magnetic rack,if you drag the knife along the magnet you can dull it. With proper storage the edge on your knives will stay sharp much longer. For more knife care tips read Wicked Sharp’s Knife Care Tips.