Category Archive: Uncategorized

Ruin your knives in the Dishwasher

Posted on May 5, 2016 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment






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.

Garden Tools

Posted on March 31, 2016 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

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.


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

Posted on February 22, 2016 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

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 | Post Comment

Print it and put on the refrigerator.

Paper cutters

Posted on February 3, 2016 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

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 | Post Comment


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


What do Lighthouses and Sharpening Have in Common?

Posted on December 9, 2015 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment



There are three lighthouses within 2 miles of our shop. Combine dropping items off for sharpening with a lighthouse tour. I will give you a map if needed.








Professional Chef, Locavore or Eater ?

Posted on October 12, 2015 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

Check out Wicked Sharp’s Twitter feed. It has items curated for the professional chef, locavore and more.

Hunting Knives

Posted on September 25, 2015 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

First of many for the 2015 season. Are yours sharp ?

Hair Sheer Sharpening

Posted on September 15, 2015 in: Uncategorized | Post Comment

We sharpen beveled edge hair shears. Not convex edged.

Don’t know the difference?

Here is an illustration.

We can refer you to someone who does Convex ones.