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Sharpening Your Knives
Dull just doesn't cut it

Do you have fine kitchen knives that don't seem to cut as well as when you first got them? When you try to sharpen them, do they seem to cut worse, rather than better?

We'll show you how to put a keen edge on your good carbon-steel and stainless knives, straight and serrated, and either how to use the sharpening tools you already own, or how to use a simple, cheap, traditional bench stone.

If you have sharpening equipment, please bring it and we will work with that, we also have a number of sharpening stones you can use in the shop. Bring a couple of your own knives. Straight chisels and plane blades are also acceptable.

Gift Certificates for Sharpening Your Knives are available.

2 hours one meeting    dates&times

Instructor: PHF Staff
Tuition fee: $35
as many as eight students

This class is usually offered as part of our Sundays at the Forge program, If we get enough requests, we can do it at other times.


Full Covid vaccination required. Bring your card.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking Sharpening Your Knives and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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