Knife Sharpening Service

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Local Chicago Cutlery Knife Sharpening

Chicago Cutlery Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama

I absolutely love Chicago Cutlery knives. But, the very reason I like them might make them inappropriate for you. Why? Because they wear down and dull easily and they are pretty easy to bend too. What some may see as negatives – the wearing and bending – can be a definite plus for you as it is for me if you are willing to put just a little more care into your knives. Let me explain:

Chicago Cutlery knives are made of steel that might be just a wee bit softer than other knife steels and the blades are much thinner than what some cooks like – but these are the advantages I am talking about. Softer and thinner blades allow the knives to be quickly sharpened and they can be sharpened to a much finer cutting angle than knives normally found in the typical kitchen.

I have just finished sharpening three Chicago Cutlery knives for a customer; a 65S, a 62S and a 72S. When the customer dropped them off they were so worn that they really did not have a cutting edge. Since these blades are thin, I was able to profile the cutting edge to twelve degrees. Now that is sharp! A straight razor is sharpened at ten to twelve degrees. And, it was easy to do because the steel is, as I said, a bit softer than many kitchen knives.

I know you’ve seen people cutting a sheet of paper or a newspaper to show how sharp a knife is. If you really want to see sharp, try cutting a napkin. A napkin is so soft it is impossible to cut with anything less than a razor edge. Take the knife to be tested and use its point to punch a hole in the napkin. Then, very slowly, see if the knife will cut the napkin without leaving a jagged edge. If so, that is what you can call sharp.

Here are a couple of pictures showing these knives cutting a napkin. It is not so easy to see, but look for the cutting line running from each hole.

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

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Published: March 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

Wusthof Knife Sharpening in Mobile Alabama: Call Terry 2 251-583-5955

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

 

Boning knives to be somewhat flexible and very sharp. The best angle for sharpening a boning knife is 22 degrees. Here is a video showing how to use a boning knife to debone a chicken.

 

Many chefs that I sharpen for in the Mobile AL area use Wusthof knives. They are expensive but their performance satisfies even the most demanding chefs. If you are interested in these knives, I am supplying links below. If you do purchase a knife using these links I will receive a small commission for the referral.

Wusthof Classic 6-Inch Flexible Boning Knife

Wusthof Classic 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife w/Hollow Edge 46101-7/16

Wusthof Pro Boning Knife, 6-Inch

Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-Inch Boning Knife, Black

Wusthof Gourmet 6-Inch Boning Knife

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Published: January 5, 2017 | Comments: 0

Gerber Knives Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service

Gerber Knife Sharpening

 

Gerber Knives
Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service

Gerber Knife SharpeningSpent a few minutes sharpening up an open frame folding Gerber knife. I set the cutting bevel angle at 22.5 degrees and it appears that was a perfect match for the new-from-factory bevel.

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Published: December 27, 2016