Sharpening Made Easy
Knife Sharpening Information and Equipment
Cleveland Knife Sharpeners Guild
Giving NEO Cooks an Edge Since 2002
Bryon Banks Chardon (440) 477-3976
The Cleveland Knife Sharpeners Guild is an association of independent
sharpeners who provide professional knife and scissor sharpening
services in and near Cleveland OH. We 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 and culinary stores use. 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 conventional steel.
Tungsten carbide pull through sharpeners damage knives and are to be
The sharpeners listed above were trained by Sharpening Made Easy and use
methods and equipment approved by us. Our method, slow wet grinding
followed by precision honing, places First in slicing ability in a recent
national competition, cutting the test sample with less that half the
force of a new knife.
Other area sharpeners, who may use different methods, include:
Kevin Noon Northfield 216-704-9175
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