Knife sharpening services

Everything you need to know to get your knife professionally sharpened

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A knife is a useful tool for many households and professions, and a sharp knife is much safer than a blunt knife. Many knife sharpening experts today make it convenient to sharpen your blades, and offer mail-in or mobile services, saving you the hassle of taking your knife to them. Here's what to consider before choosing a service.

What knife sharpening services are available?

Professional knife sharpening services can fix many different blades including:

  • Knives and scissors for households and businesses
  • Hunting & fishing blades
  • Asian and Japanese-style knives
  • Speciality knives and blades

Some knife sharpening services also offer rental services so that you're not without a quality knife during the sharpening process, and some can also repair other faults with your knife including chips.

What is included with a knife sharpening service?

Many knife sharpening providers work just like house cleaning services, meaning that they can come out to your home or place to work at a time that is convenient for you. This is the perfect solution for those who use knives, scissors and other tools as a fundamental part of their job, such as chefs, hairdressers, and pet groomers.

How much does a knife sharpening service cost?

The price of your knife sharpening services will depend on the type and size of blade and the expertise of the professional of your choice. A ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for knife sharpening is:

  • Small or medium knife (usually under 16 cm): $10-20
  • Long knife (16<25 cm): $20-35

Additional charges may apply to reshape the bevel or to repair broken tips.

How do I compare knife sharpening services?

  • Competence. It is important to choose a knife sharpening service which is quick and professional and can work with several tools, such as scissors. By doing this, you can make sure that your chosen professionals are fully equipped to cover different needs and situations.
  • Practicality. Some of these professionals can come out to your home or place of work to replace your blade.
  • Reliability. When your new blade is ready, many of these professionals will ask you to test it while they are still there, to make any required alterations immediately.

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Name Product Price Postal service knife sharpening Other items Service locations
King of Knives
King of Knives
Contact the provider
No. You can drop off your knives and pick them up when done.
Scissors
Chatswood, Rhodes, Brookvale, Cairns, Earlville, Carindale, Castlehill, Chadstone, Westfield Chermside, Casuarina, Indooroopilly, Machay, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Sydney, Robina, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville
Saito Knives
Saito Knives
$20.00 - $50.00
Yes
Scissors
Brisbane
Terry the Knife Guy
Terry the Knife Guy
$6.00 - $70.00
Yes
Scissors, garden tools, chisels
Sydney
Razer Sharp
Razer Sharp
$7.00 - $20.00
No
Knives, scissors, secateurs, chainsaws, chisels, loppers, juicer blades, garden sheers, shovels, axes, hoes
Melbourne
ProTooling
ProTooling
$12.50 - $20.00
Yes
Knives only
Sydney
Fitch Sharpening & Tools
Fitch Sharpening & Tools
$10.00 - 15.00
No. They pick up and deliver your tools.
Animal clippers, shear knives, meat slicer, coffee grinder blades, gardening tools, wood and metal working tools,
Canberra
Stay Sharp Sydney
Stay Sharp Sydney
$5.00 - $75.00
Yes
Knives only
Sydney Metro and surrounding suburbs.
Surry Hills Knife Sharpening Service
Surry Hills Knife Sharpening Service
$9.00
No
Knives only
Albury, Canberra, Newcastle, Orange, Melbourne
Mr. Sharp
Mr. Sharp
Contact the provider
No. You can drop your tools at their drop-off locations or sharpen them at your place.
Knives, scissors, serrated knives, axes, garden tools, plane and planer blades, Thermomix, deli slicers, robo coup, mandolins, mincer blades, food processor blades
Sydney
Master Sharp
Master Sharp
Contact the provider
Yes
Scissors, hairdressing scissors, clippers, garden tools
Melbourne
Superior Edge
Superior Edge
$5.00 - $40.00
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Yes

Hairdresser scissors, clipper blades, dog grooming scissors, dressmaking and household scissors
Sydney
A1 Sharp Sharpening Service
A1 Sharp Sharpening Service
Request for a quote
No. They offer on-site and home services.
Scissors, garden tools, woodworking tools
Morwell
Chef Essentials
Chef Essentials
$8.00 - $10.00
Yes
Knives only
Geelong
Sharpnr
Sharpnr
Call the provider
No. They offer on-site and home services.
Scissors, gardening tools, clipper blades, chainsaw blades, chisels
Melbourne
Get Sharp
Get Sharp
$8.00 - $60.00
Yes
Scissors, hedge shears, axes, spades, shovels, secateurs
Seymour
Razor Edge Sharpening
Razor Edge Sharpening
$0.50 per centimeter of blade excluding the handle
Yes
Axes, scissors, secateurs, shears, machetes
Gold Coast
A Sharp Blade
A Sharp Blade
$1.00 for every 2.5 centimeter of blade
Yes
Potato peelers, scissors, rotary cutters, shears, clipper blades, secateurs
Melbourne’s outer east
Keeping It Sharp
Keeping It Sharp
$66.00 - $220.00
No
Scissors, chisels, hatchets, axes, garden tools
Central Coast
Mr. Sharp Melbourne
Mr. Sharp Melbourne
Call the provider
No
Scissors, clippers, shears, saws and chisels, garden tools
Melbourne, Queensland
Sharpen Up
Sharpen Up
$9.00 - $15.00

No
Scissors, gardening tools
Melbourne
Sharp Edge
Sharp Edge
$1.50 - $88.00
Call the provider
Power tool blades, drill bits, router bits, hand saws, granulator blades, scissors, cleavers
Melbourne
Southern Sharpening Services
Southern Sharpening Services
Call the provider
No. They pick up and deliver your tools.
Brushcutters, chainsaws, woodworking equipment, planer knives, chipper knives, scissors, animal clippers, router bits, handsaws, holesaws, circular knives
Albany
Sharp Edge
Sharp Edge
$1.50 - $88.00
Call the provider
Power tool blades, drill bits, router bits, hand saws, granulator blades, scissors, cleavers
Melbourne
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How should I prepare for a knife sharpening service?

It is particularly important to know your knife blades. This includes all the essential details, such as the bevel types and the blade angles. By doing this, you will be able to explain to your knife sharpener everything they need to know to restore its shape.

You should always discuss your needs and expectations with your chosen professional. If you use your blade for a particular task (i.e., it's a chef's blade), or if your knife needs a specific treatment, you must always address any issue before handing your blades to have them sharpened.

What to consider when booking a knife sharpening service

Before you hire a handyman to have your knife professionally sharpened, you should take the following aspects into account:

  • How to get your knife to the sharpener. Where and how are you going to meet the knife sharpener? Can you ship the knives to their shop?
  • Available services. Do all the services provided by the professional meet your needs?
  • Waiting time. How long will it take to sharpen your knife? Is there a dedicated high-priority service?
  • Sharpening method. Which tool is the handyman going to use to sharpen your knife?

You should be able to ask all these questions to your handyman before booking the knife sharpening service.

Do I need to be at home for a knife sharpening service?

Some knife sharpening services can offer to come out to your home to sharpen your knives. However, if you don't plan to be at home, you can meet the professional at their store.

On the other hand, you may ask to receive a secure knife box directly to your home. This will help you pack your knives into a protective sleeve and ship everything to your knife sharpening professional. Once ready, your improved blades will be delivered to your door.

Pros and cons of using a knife sharpening service

Pros

  • Decrease the chances of cutting your finger on a knife that slips off of food or other surfaces.
  • Durable, professional and long-lasting results.
  • Your knives and tools will benefit from a longer lifespan.

Cons

  • You may need to wait several days before your knife is ready.
  • This service may be particularly costly for long or fragile blades.
  • Some of these services may not be suitable for specific types of blades.

By choosing the best knife sharpening services, you can benefit from safer blades and an affordable, straightforward, and hassle-free solution.

Frequently asked questions about knife sharpening

What types of knife sharpening is available?

To maintain or improve the sharp edge of your knife blade, you need to use a knife sharpener. Typically, professional sharpeners or handymen use one of the following methods and tools:

  • Electric sharpeners. These tools are the quickest, safest and most precise way to sharpen even the dullest blades.
  • Handheld sharpeners. These manual tools require knowledge of the blade.
  • Sharpening stones. Usually made of novaculite, aluminium oxide, or silicon carbide, there are several stones available, based on the process required to sharpen a specific blade.

Are there any tasks a knife sharpening handyman cannot do?

The following are some of the services which aren't usually included in handymen's available services:

  • Electric bread knife blades
  • Food processor blades
  • DIY or garden tools
  • Ceramic or plastic bladed knives
  • Nail clippers

If you are not sure about your blades, you should get in touch with a professional and discuss your needs.

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