We're Impressed By This Mobile Knife Sharpener

We've told you before how to hone your own knives and why sharp knives are useful, but for a proper knife sharpening you need a professional. Our standard suggestion is to hit a local market or ask your friendly butcher, but we're impressed by the mobile knife-sharpening operation Danny at Gizmodo spotted outside our building.

Obviously, someone with a motorbike and a generator could cover a wide area, so we wouldn't be surprised to find similar operators at markets and other foodie-friendly locations. If you have a favourite knife-sharpening service, tell us about them in the comments.

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    I have been hugely impressed with an electric (mains powered) sharpener I bought. With ceramic rollers set at the optimum angle (whatever that is, I forget now), it's easy to use and very effective. It was about $90 from memory and I think it's made by or affiliated with Shun, but the brand's actually Kai. Worth a look. I got it when I bought a Shun, but I've used it on my old cheap kitchen knife and it gave it a razor's edge. I think it's as good an edge as when I used to take knives to King of Knives, and at the prices they charge it won't take long to recoup my costs.

    I have seen a few mobile sharpeners around, they go from butchers shop to butchers shop.

    the only drawback is if you give you knives to the butchers they will add a dollar or two to the price

    If you live in Sydney, there's a guy at Eveleigh markets (The Carriageworks) every Saturday.

    Isn't that the guy who goes to the Everleigh markets in the picture?

    aarrrgghhh. Not on Lifehacker too. I see this guy everywhere. Well, mostly on Victoria Rd. Although i did follow him near the airport yesterday. The bike is so distinctive.

    This knife sharpener is not the guy it is Vicky that gets around doing sharpening also.

      Hi Jeff, I did the sharpening for King of knives for 25 years,out of the $9 they charge they have to pay a lot of rent and thats always on the way up.I only got a small proportion of the price,and my biggest expense was petrol I did 350 K,s per day,did'nt leave much.Cheers JL.

    I had a great guy, Andre from Platinum Knife Sharpening come around. He was on time, as promised! Did a fantastic job on the knives, he gave me some useful hints on maintaining them as well! I would highly recommend his services! www.platinumknifesharpening.com.au give him a call!

    Check out this guy in Sydney
    lookingsharp.com.au he was a Chef and gets knives so sharp you can shave with them.

    The best I have used and seen in Lake Macquaire area is Nev
    at www.mobilesharpening.com.au
    Doesn't heat up the metal and stuff them up

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