I’m excited to open Town Cutler in San Francisco, and I’ve put my heart and soul into bringing quality products and efficient service to Bay Area’s epicurean community.
Galen Garretson, Proprietor

Town Cutler is the Bay Area’s premier purveyor of professional-quality knives and sharpening services, conveniently located at 1005 Bush Street (at Jones) in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood.

We offer top-of-the-line artisan knives and cutlery, as well as an assortment of chef tools, kitchen accessories, and the highest quality sharpening services available in the Bay Area.  With years of training in the kitchens of some of San Francisco’s most coveted restaurants, proprietor Galen Garretson aims to deliver unparalleled products and services to you at your convenience with a welcoming neighborhood flavor.

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Town Cutler offers the very best in sharpening. With our knowledge and experience in proper sharpening techniques and our top of the line equipment, we will sharpen your edge to the exact degree.
All sharpening is done onsite by Galen Garretson and his well trained staff.

- Knife Sharpening $1/inch ($5 min. per knife)
- Traditional Japanese single beveled edge $2~$3/inch
- Straight Razors $10
- Scissors $10~$20
- Axe $10
- Pocket Knives $6~$20
- Cuisinart/ Robot Coupe blades $8
- Serrated Knives $1/inch
- Cleavers $8~$10
- Chisel $6~$10

Town Cutler sharpens each knife using multiple steps on Japanese Whetstones – typically starting off at 1,000 grit and finishing between 7,000 grit and 16,000 grit. After polishing on stones, the knife is brought to a razor finish on a leather strop, similar to what you might see in a high-end barbershop.  With precision whetstone sharpening each knife is sharpened differently depending on the try of steel and its use.  Sharpening will never take longer than 24 hours.  Same-day sharpening depends on the amount business we have for the day.  If you need a rush job please call first.

Return on sharpening in never more than a 24-hour turnaround.

Don’t see a price for your edge? Please call us at (415) 359-1519 . We also offer sharpening for most wood working tools.

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Galen Garretson
1005 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Mon~Sat 10:30-6:00 | Closed Sundays
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