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Traditional Sharpening Service

Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:49 pm

Welcome to Traditional Sharpening,

My style of sharpening and repair is true to the Traditional Sharpening name. I follow the less is more philosophy while using simple methods to repair, refinish, and sharpen knives and tools. With a wide selection of Japanese water stones, I bring you the art of hand sharpening in it’s most functional form.

My typical edge is coarser (2000 grit) providing a good mix of toothy and polished qualities for long edge retention and ease of maintenance. This is an edge based on my extensive experience and preferred by professionals and enthusiasts the world over. Contact me today to schedule your knife sharpening.

My Standard Kitchen Knife Pricing:
• $10 for blades <8in
• $20 for blades >8in
Broken tips and heavily chipped edges +$5

Single bevel blades: $3 per inch. Damaged blades to be assessed individually.

Straight razors:$20

Machine sharpening: For a factory-like edge at a lower cost.
(I reserve this for knives that see very rough use at work daily or knives that just need a basic cutting edge.)
• $4 for knives < 8in
• $6 for knives > 8in

Regrinds/blade thinning: Starting at $10 for small blades this is an additional cost to sharpening.
(This is not an artistic regrind service, this is strictly for performance.)

Acid Etching also available: This is a FREE service, just ask.

Folding knives, Hunting knives, Slipjoints: These require a different level of attention and thus receive their own pricing category.
• $10 for blades <6in
• $20 for blades >6in
Multi blade pocket knives add $3 for each additional blade.

All payments can be made through Cash, Money Order, PayPal, or by Credit Card. (No personal checks)
Shipping is done through USPS Priority.

If interested in getting a knife sharpened send me a forum personal message (PM), or email me at ---> traditionalsharpening@gmail.com

Here is a example of a kasumi finish and my work on single bevels.


Super steels and premium high wear resistant metals are also a specialty of mine. When I started sharpening for others it was because I worked with premium alloys that were troubling to some to get sharp. I worked to a different goal at that time and gained a little fame for splitting hairs.

CPM-M4 Spyderco Military

Today though I have left behind the polishing compounds and use just stones with only a light stropping on bare leather. This is part of the Traditional Sharpening method I employ today and use to challenge myself in making sharper edges.

Richmond addict, finished on a 6K Arashiyama. Picture @ 400x

My YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgy81


Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:17 pm

Wow. Nice work!

Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:21 pm

Where are you located?

Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:59 pm


I am located in SE Michigan.

Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:59 pm


Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:46 pm

Changed some pricing, added some services, and I am now accepting credit cards!

Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:50 pm

Who are you?

It's a question I silently ask myself every so often. I receive a lot of emails and often your email name is all I have to go on unless you clearly identify yourself. Many times your real name, your email ID, and your paypal ID are all different which causes me to sort through emails trying to find clues as to Who You Are.

Please sign you emails and messages so I know whom I am speaking with and let me know if you have any aliases.

Payment of services is something I have tried to simplify over the years. I send a invoice at the completion of services along with payment options. With today's simplicity of PayPal it is the most common used option, again, please let me know who you are. Also, please send to the PayPal address I give you.

Traditionalsharpening @ gmail dot com is NOT my PayPal address.


Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:24 pm

Nice work Jason, it's good to see craftsmen still plying their trade!

Re: Shipping, Pricing, and Video link

Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:54 pm

I've got a chip repair for you Jason. I'll send it out tomorrow. ;)

Re: Traditional Sharpening Service

Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:42 am

Some recent work,



This is what pitting can do to an edge. This is NOT a chip,


Nothing the Shaptons can't fix :)

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