Knife Sharpening Made Easy

Knife Sharpening Information and Equipment

Knife Sharpening Training
Scissor sharpening Training
Salon Shear Sharpening Training
Clipper Blade Sharpening Training

Knife Sharpening Training

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USA sharpeners who train, arranged roughly East to West

D&R Sharpening Solutions
Fleetwood, PA 19522
Dave Martell
Equipment: Knife Sharpening Station - Belt Sander/De-Burring & Polishing Wheels,
Twice As Sharp, Hamaguri Flat Hone, & Custom Re-Serration System  
Specialties - All kitchen knives/cleavers (including bolster and tip repair), barber (German style) hair scissors/shears,
convex & beveled edge (Japanese style) hair shears, thinning shears, industrial & household scissors
(including pinking shears), and corrugation of all scissors.  
Other: SharpEdge's "Daily Invoicing Program", Microsoft "Streets & Trips 2006" available for review.
Training will familiarize students with the set-up requirements for a mobile sharpening service.

Nice and Sharp
Plainsboro, NJ
Warren Glazer
Offers 3 types of classes 1. Knife Sharpening for personal use 2. Knife and scissors sharpening 3. Professional Sharpening
Classes range from 3 hours to 2 days. Along with various sharpening stones, specialized jigs and guide rod sharpening system,
equipment includes Tormek wet wheel grinder, Twice as Sharp scissors sharpener, paper wheels and belt sander.
Specializing in kitchen knives, hunting knives, woodworking hand tools and household and fabric scissors.
All students receive a complete course manual.

Sharpening Made Easy
South Euclid (Cleveland) OH
Steve Bottorff
steve @ bottorff dot com 
Due to retirement I am not only honoring prior commitments to teach.  Others should look for another teacher on this list.

Cutting Edge Sharpening
A service of Avanzata, LLC
10560 Marquette, New Buffalo MI  49117
David Blum
EQUIPMENT: One to one training on Tormek, paper wheels, belt sanders, Chef's Choice home and commercial knife sharpeners,
Spyderco SharpMaker.  Specializing in kitchen knives using the Tormek and paper wheels; hand & garden tools, household scissors,
and dressmaking/pinking shears using the Viel belt sander; and chain saw blades using the Foley-Belsaw Saw Chain grinder.

My Sharpener
Richland Center, WI
Bryan Havens
Bryan will teach the Tormek T-7, PRO-TAS, and Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker.
No hair/barber item sharpening available, just knives, scissors, garden tools. You'll find details available at the website

Minneapolis, MN
Skip Elliott
Specialties: Knives, scissors, shears, tools.  I do not do circular saw blades or clipper blades. 
I am mostly mobile, but do have a small shop in my basement. 

Sharp Edges
Decatur, Illinois
has a new knife sharpening machine and offers training on it. 

Don Bailey
Woodworker's Joint
Albuquerque, NM
We teach both sharpening and traditional woodworking skills.  
I specialize in hand cut joinery, and how to sharpen and use the tools to make the joints. 
I also teach Tormek, Work Sharp, and the Sorby Pro Edge machines, as well as hand sharpening
using water stones, diamond plates, and ceramics.  
Specialty: culinary knives and woodworking tools.  
Special sharpening classes tailored to the customer's needs.

Perfect Edge Cutlery
San Mateo, CA
Mike Solaegui
Equipment: Perfect Edge PE2 tower w/ serrating wheel, belt sanders, Cozzini hollow grinding and spiral stone edging, F. Dick machine, Tru-Hone
Specializing in commercial sharpening with a focus on culinary knives, including all serrations.
Other training: clipper blades on Nebraska Blades machine; medical, dental,
micro surgical, veterinary; scissors on Twice As Sharp,

Joe Kern
SaucyJoe's Sharpening Co.
Pacifica, CA
(650) 735-5221
1 (801) 949-7002 (Cell)
Equipment: Belt grinder, Nebraska Blades Clipper blade sharpener
Specialties: I can provide training for knife, tool and scissor sharpening, (styling, barber, grooming, sewing, pinking, garden tools, etc.),
as well as, clipper blades, (Nebraska Blades).  I work farmer's markets in the San Francisco Bay area Wed. through Sun.
I provide 5 to 7 days of intense training showing people how I sharpen knives and scissors using a sanding belt method.
People are trained on a one on one basis, as my assistant and protege for the week. People are trained in a fully working environment.
They will be able to quickly evaluate what may be necessary to restore a tool and what it will take to get it back to working order.
Other: Pricing is assessed on an individual basis, once it is determined what the customer needs, a customer will make a minimum investment of $3,000.

Terry Beech
Santa Cruz, CA
Along with the two weeks of comprehensive sharpening training and on-the-job-experience, Sharp-Quick U. will provide you with:
- a brand new set of the best sharpening hardware on the market.
- a list of ancillary tools, supplies, and equipment that will help you start your business.
- sample marketing materials you can use immediately to promote your business.
Sharp-Quick can even show you how to go solar powered
-We will also help you strategize methods for building and sustaining your business so you can outflank competitors in your area,
including researching customers in your area.
-Finally, Sharp-Quick will be available for three months after training to answer sharpening as well as business related questions.

Bronk's Knifeworks
23706 7th Ave. SE, Suite B
Bothell, WA 98021
General Information

Specializing in sharpening with abrasive belt grinders and offer instruction with hand sharpening using bench stones, the EdgePro
and the EZSharp BladeSharpener. Currently developing a  belt knife and scissor sharpening system for professionals.

Seattle Edge
3518 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98103
(206) 799-0412
Want to learn how to sharpen knives free hand? I can teach you! I offer two sharpening classes:
The standard class (approximately 1.5 hours) and the intensive class (approximately 4.5 hours).
The intensive course is not only longer and more detailed than the standard course, but I will show you how to sharpen different knife styles.
The intensive course is tailored to the specific needs of the student.
If the student would rather focus on one style of knife for the entire class they are more than welcome to do so and will be instructed accordingly.
I teach small classes to ensure that each student learns as much as possible during the course.
I can show you how to sharpen almost any knife; from Western and Japanese kitchen knives, to outdoor and bushcraft knives.
After attending one of my classes you will have a strong understanding of knife sharpening and the different techniques one can use to sharpen almost any knife. Participants receive a 15% discount on all sharpening supplies.

Finally, a sharpening school in the UK

Sharp Knives UK
Robin Bailey
Bath, England
Mobile: 0791 900 6766
Tel: 01761 470 149
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You do not need any previous experience as we will teach you everything!
The UK’s biggest sharpening training school.  
For knives we use a Tormek T7, paper wheels and buffers.
For scissors we use Wolff Industries Ookami Gold, TAS and Hira-To.
For clipper blades we use Nebraska Blades ‘Big Red’
The course is 2 days, starting at 10:00 and finishing at @ 15:00 in the purpose built training workshop.
Day one is all about knife sharpening and repair, day two we will cover clipper honing, scissor servicing / sharpening
and we will also cover anything else you want to learn to sharpen. Lunch is provided each day.
We supply all the tools, safety equipment and machinery whilst on the course

Scissors and Salon Shears:

Arius Eickert in Fremont, Ohio,
Wolff Industries in Spartanburg, SC,
Sharp Edges in Decatur, Illinois,
AdvantEdge in Lompoc, CA
Ron Pershing in Weslaco, TX
Rod's Sharpening Service in Reston, VA 20191 703 945 0171
Florida Shears in Ocala, FL 352-288-3593
Ruben at SharpeningTech in Sacramento, CA (Spanish speaking)

Salon Shears:

Video and booklet
Allen Stein in TX (will travel) 830-237-8021
Rapid Edge in NY,
Sun Gold Group in San Luis Obispo, CA,
D&R Sharpening Solutions in Philadelphia, PA
Fleuridas in Paterson, NJ
The Scissor Wizard in TN,
Bonika in Atlanta, Georgia,
Scissor Works (Kuda) in Dingmans Ferry, PA,
Scissor Man in Fredericksburg, VA
Washi in Tequesta, FL,
Bobby Huffman in Missouri.
Debbie Finck in Portland, Oregon.
Andrew Beard in Georgia.
George Harris in Virginia.
High quality machine and video
Budget machine and 1:1 training

Clipper Blades:

Nebraska Blades in Seward, NE
The Shop in Bonners Ferry, ID
The Edge Pro in Ankeny, IA
Bobby Huffman in Missouri.
AdvantEdge in Lompoc, CA
Larry Arnett in Chicago, IL
Ruben at SharpeningTech in Sacramento, CA (Spanish speaking)

Disclaimer:  I am not personally acquainted with the work of all the above sharpeners and so this list should be considered as suggestions and not endorsements.
Steve B.

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