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Knife Sharpening

 Knife Sharpening Newton
2284 Washington St (Rt 16)
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Knife Sharpening at Local Root

Local Root is proud to offer one of the premier knife sharpening services in the Greater Boston area. We specialize in sharpening straight edge kitchen knives for chefs and home cooks in Massachusetts.

We’ve been in the sharpening business since we opened our flagship location in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the fall of 2012, and our standard service provides the highest quality sharpening using the Friedr. Dick SM 160T water cooled sharpening equipment. The addition of whetstone hand sharpening was introduced during the spring of 2015. See the details of each service below to determine which is right for your knives.

Anatomy of a Knife
Standard Sharpening Service w/SM 160T Water Cooled Equipment – $12-15/Knife

This 3 step sharpening method provides superior results.
Using a water cooled abrasive belt we establish the shape of the edge and the bolster as needed.
Using a wet, fine grinding wheel we establish the burr and create a balanced, symmetrical edge.
Using a wet honing wheel we remove the burr and put a fine polish on the edge of the blade.
This process is appropriate for all straight edge kitchen knives. This is our most popular knife sharpening service and the option selected for most mid to high end knife brands including Wusthof, Zwilling J.A Henckels, Global, Shun, Messermeister, Chicago Cutlery, Sabatier, Friedr. Dick, Dexter, Miyabi, Berti and many more.

Several brands, including Global, Shun and Miyabi along with other specialty knives are sharpened at a different angle than traditional European style knives. Most of these knives sharpen beautifully with our standard service. Many higher end and hand-made knives featuring specialty steel are ideal candidates for our traditional whetstone sharpening technique.

Knife SHarpening Wheel

Whetstone Sharpening Service w/Sharpening Stones – $22/knife

We begin our whetstone sharpening process with a 400 grit stone to shape the edge of the blade and develop a burr along the edge of the knife. Once the shape is set and we have a burr along the full length of the knife we move on to the 1000 grit stone to refine the edge and begin removing the burr, followed by the 5000 grit fine stone stone to give a beautiful sharp edge on the blade. We finish off each knife on a leather stropping block which removes the final remnants of the burr and gives a strong and lasting edge.
Whetstone Sharpening