Knife Sharpening – In Store Service
Bring your knives to the Kitchen Samurai in Tyger Falls, Bellville and will hand sharpen your knives on a series of water stones. We also have an collection and delivery service for in and around Cape Town. Please contact us for more details on pricing.
Feel free to courier your knives for sharpening if you are based outside Cape Town.
For European knives we start with a 220 grit Water stone and then refine the edge with 800 Grit and 1000 Grit stones. For Japanese Blades we continue polishing the edge with a 3000 grit, 6000 grit, 8000 grit and finish with a 12K grit stone and a leather strop.
Every knife is constructed individually from different materials so each knife needs unique attention. We’ll sharpen most European knives to 22 degrees, Japanese knives to 15 degrees ad the finest/handmade Japanese blades to 11 degrees. These are the guidelines we follow for what we believe give the sharpest knife with great edge retention, but we’re willing to sharpen to personal preference.
Repairs we perform include re-aligning the blade profile, fixing tips, repairing chips in the blade, and polishing the blade face.
WE SHARPEN ALL MAKES AND BRANDS OF KNIVES, EXCEPT FOR SERRATED (BREAD) OR CERAMIC KNIVES.
OUR KNIFE SHARPENING AND REPAIR RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS
Paring knives R50
Larger Knives R75
Repairs start at R35