SF Weekly - Best Knife Shop
SF Weekly names Town Cutler the Best Knife Shop in San Francisco!
"Galen Garretson will breathe new life into your favorite chef's tool via a time-honored, multiple-stage sharpening involving Japanese whetstones and a classic leather strop ... Garretson's customers include some of the famous names in San Francisco's restaurant world, where he once plied his trade in commercial kitchens."
San Francisco Chronicle - What's New: An S.F. shop for knives
The San Francisco Chronicle checks out the opening of Town Cutler
"Keeping sharp has gained a whole new meaning with the opening of Town Cutler, a small specialty cutlery shop in San Francisco."
Urban Daddy - Sharper Image Nob Hill’s Elite Blade-Sharpener
Urban Daddy swings by Town Cutler
"Essentially, if you’ve got anything steel with an edge—including, but not limited to, chef’s knives, lawn mower blades, axes and guillotine blades (no questions asked)—owner/sharpener Galen can give it a microscopic edge in mere minutes."
Remodelista - Shopper's Diary
Remodelista Shopper's Diary: Town Cutler in San Francisco
After working for a decade as a chef in San Francisco, Galen Garretson shifted his focus to knives, sharpeners, and accessories with the opening of Town Cutler, his culinary knife shop. "It was the knives and the fire that brought me into the kitchen," says Galen Garretson
The Tender - Getting the edge on Town Cutler
The Tender heads up the hill to check-out Town Cutler
"This is a knife sales and service shop that was opened about two months ago by former chef Galen Garretson. Naturally, you’re probably thinking, 'Whatever, I pick up my knifes at Le marché or maybe even Sur la Table down at the Westfield mall.' Sure, you may enjoy doing that, which is fine if you want basic knives. But, when you want something more serious that’s going to keep on cuttin’, you’ll probably want to head up to Galen’s shop."
Eater SF - Town Cutler Pro Knife Shop Opens in Nob Hill
Eater SF stops by the newly opened Town Cutler.
"There's a big disconnect between the caliber of chefs and the caliber of retail knife supplies in these parts. Over the past 8 years, as chef Galen Garretson worked with the likes of Michael Tusk, Tyler Florence and the Rosenthal brothers, he noticed this. Enter Town Cutler, Garretson's one-week-old Nob Hill retail cutlery and knife sharpening shop, selling top Japanese brands like Kikuichi, Masamoto, Misono and Zanmai along with tweezers, saucing spoons and such."
7x7 - Blade Runner: The TenderNob's New Knife Shop is On Point
7x7 checks out Town Cutler in San Francisco's TenderNob.
"There is a sign in Galen Garretson’s new TenderNob knife shop, Town Cutler, that warns customers to be careful while ogling the razor-sharp selections. He can’t take responsibility for any bloodshed. However, he does have Band-Aids. “The knife companies send me boxes of them,” he says. Garretson, who has cooked in kitchens such as Quince and Wayfare Tavern, decided to turn his passion for knives and knife sharpening into a business in June. The day we meet, he’s wearing a pin-striped apron that says “serious chef” and a Mao cap with a Fernet Branca logo."