Knife Sharpening and Services


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 $20+
  • Scissors $10~$20+
  • Axes $20+
  • Pocket Knives $8~$20+
  • Cuisinart/ Robot Coupe blades $8-$16
  • Serrated Knives $1/inch
  • Cleavers $10~$20+
  • Chisel $10~$20

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

Town Cutler sharpens each knife using multiple steps on Japanese Whetstones – typically starting off at 1,000 grit and finishing between 6,000 grit and 10,000 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 type of steel and its use.  

Sharpening never takes 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. 

On Saturdays, we offer a limited amount of same day knife sharpening at no extra charge. Knives must be dropped off by 3 pm for same day service. Offered on a first come, first served basis.


Town Cutler is also a skilled and fully capable knife repair shop. We’d be happy to help you help you repair and restore your knives. 

  • Blade Chips - $5+
  • Tip Repairs - $5+
  • Reverse Bow - $10+
  • Blade Polishing - $30+ machine finish; $100+ hand polished
  • Knife Re-handling - Starting at $140
  • Blade Thinning – Contact for pricing
  • Blade Re-Profiling – Contact for pricing

Whatever you don’t see listed here, call or emails us.