Knife Sharpening

If you have chosen to invest in a knife from Knives for chefs...

It would be crazy not to keep it super sharp. Having said that, knife sharpening is quite a skill. Some people prefer to leave it to the professionals. James Adams offers you a full sharpening and repair service from his workshop in central London. He has sharpened, repaired and restored well over 1000 knives using Japanese whetstones.

This method achieves the absolute best results possible, removing only the minimum steel necessary in each case. Working by hand like this also avoids producing heat, which can affect the properties of the steel. James finishes with a 6000 grit fine stone and then a leather strop, producing a ’better than new’ edge.


All knives are £1 per inch for a standard sharpen.

Left hand alteration (making a right handed knife for us with a left handed chef) £1.20 per inch

Chippings and Tip Repair £8
Return postage is a flat rate of £7

You can drop of the knife and collect in person for free.



You will need to very securely pack your knives (ideally in the original box and tied very tight with string) and post them to the following address:

Sharpening service, Knives for chefs, 89A Hopton road, Streatham, London, SW16 2EL

Please enclose a note with your full name, return address and email address. Once the works are complete we will contact you via email with the an attached invoice for payment at which point the knives will be shipped the following working day.