The Cutting Edge Sharpening Service provides convenient on-site knife, scissor, ax and tool sharpening at shopping locations, farmers markets and restaurants. Our state of the art sharpening equipment provides better than factory edges while minimizing blade wear.
During World War II my Grandpa Sam bought a farm near the New Jersey shore. He was convinced that the US would go into a recession after the war like it did after WWI. According to Grandpa the farm, all 9.5 acres, could support his rather large family. Fortunately Grandpa Sam got rich in the junk metals business and was able to support his family while my uncles were away in the war and my father recovered from encephalitis. While we lived on the farm my cousins and I played in the barn and our favorite toy was a pedal grinder on which we ruined many a knife. That started my interest in knife sharpening and led me to start The cutting Edge Sharpening Service when I retired. Needless to say my sharpening skill has improved significantly since my days in Grandpa Sam’s barn
Method - We use the Tormek® T-7 slow turning water cooled grinder which is recognized as one of the finest and most versatile sharpening systems. The Tormek T-7 is supplemented with an F Dick RS-150 Duo, paper belt and wheel buffers, sharpening stones and hones for specialized operations.
Edge tools need to be sharp to work efficiently. The bevels of a sharp edge tool end in a uniform tip. After a period of use the tip becomes rounded and the edge is no longer sharp. You can sharpen tools with a bench stone or, in the case of knives, with a sharpening steel. This means that you work on the very tip of the bevel and the tool is sharp again. However, every time you hone the tool, you increase the edge angle. When sharpening with a steel or a bench stone, a very limited amount of steel is removed. After several sharpening or honing, the edge angle becomes too wide and the tool must be re-shaped. Sooner or later all edge tools need to be re-shaped and this is done by grinding on a grindstone. When only a limited amount of steel is removed this operation is also called honing.