For summer 2014 we will be returning to the Crystal Springs and Farmouth Markets. We have two new venues, The Bath Farmer’s Market and The Farmers’ Market at Mill Park in Augusta. We may be adding one more. They all will be posted on our webpage by mid April so check back.
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.
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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
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
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.
In some places it is traditionally believed that the giving of a knife as a gift to a friend will cut or sever the relationship. To avoid such ill luck, the receiver should give a coin in return so as to “pay” for the gift. It is common to include a penny, often taped to the blade, with a knife given as a gift which the receiver is to return as “payment”.
Retail Prices Winter 2014
at our shop and Farmers’ Markets
Agent prices may vary
Standard Sharpening by size:
Pocket knives $1.00 + $1.00 per blade
Up to 4” $3.00
4” to 6″ $4.00
6” to 8″ $5.00
8” and over $ 6.00
Serrated $ 1.00 extra
Up to 6” – $5.00
Over 6” – $10.00
Scissors Up to 6″ $5.00
6” and over $ 6.00
Pruning clippers/loppers $5.00
Hatchets and axes $5.00
Knife repairs extra $
Grass shear, hedge trimmers $6.00
Rotary Lawn mower blades* $6.00
Paper cutters * $.75 per inch
Damaged or very worn items extra charge
Gift Certificates available
Commercial rates on request.
Pickup and delivery on orders of $ 30 or more (Greater Portland)
We accept credit cards