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Cleveland Knife Sharpeners Guild

Good Cooks Deserve Sharp Knives

The Cleveland Knife Sharpeners Guild is an association of independent sharpeners who  provide professional knife and scissor sharpening services throughout NE Ohio.  All Guild members focus on careful low-speed sharpening that respects your good knives.  Our emphasis is on quality rather than quantity.  We cooperate on promotion and share referrals.  Contact a member that serves your area. 

A proper knife sharpening service should not only be able to provide a new edge but to correct any issues with blade shape, including broken tips, high bolsters and swale or "rainbow" that prevent the edge from reaching the cutting board. Do not hesitate to ask your sharpener if s/he can do these things.

Any system where you only hold the knife by the handle leaves the bolster high and contributes to the swale issue. That includes pull through machines that hardware stores and Sur la table use, and even the common steel. Use a professional sharpener from time to time and learn to keep the edge touched up between sharpenings with a ceramic steel or ceramic pull through, which take off much less metal than a steel. Tungsten carbide pull through sharpeners do more damage to knives than anything else.

Steve Bottorff
South Euclid
216-650-2034

Garth Proctor
Lakewood
216-262-3168

Pat Hartmann
Cleveland Heights
216-297-0235

Lael Owens
Bath
440-821-8966

Lance Seme
Bath
440-263-0906

Len Ginther
Kent, OH
330-677-0560

Kevin Noon
Northfield
216-704-9175

Mike Meder
Mentor
440-942-4329

Jeff Wise
Stow
330-554-5821


For salon shears and clipper blades, try:
Kevin Sutyak, Parma, OH 440-845-6611 or
All Shaver Repair, South Euclid, OH (216) 577-8666



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