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Professional Knife Sharpening

By master knife maker and expert sharpener Lyle Brunckhorst of Bronk's Knifeworks








Mail service professional knife sharpening

Key Benefits

bulletRazor sharp polished edges with proper edge angle for edge retention.
bulletStraight even edges
bulletAffordable option for blade thinning
bulletEasy to sharpen after proper edge is established

Professional knife sharpening

I have been sharpening knives and scissors professionally for over 40 years since 1976 and every piece is treated as if it were a custom Damascus Bowie knife that I have labored over for a week or so.

Bronk’s Sharpening Service Pricing

Average blade

$7.00 per knife up to 8”, then $1.00 per inch extra for longer blades

Some shops expound on the double bevel ground edge and that basically is what I normally do as standard fare. I first bring up the edge angle and then if needed, I will grind in a shallower angle at the edges heal, for better performance. It is then finished off by polishing with finer grits until razor sharp resulting in an apple seed shaped edge that is strong and long lasting. Some blades will require an actual blade thinning however.

Blade Thinning:

$3.00 per inch or $20.00 for average chef knife

With use and multiple sharpening, a blade becomes thicker at the edge and cuts much less efficiently. Thinning the blade will extend the knife’s usefulness and make cutting chores much easier. It is accomplished by grinding the blade bevel at a very low angle, high up towards the spine of the blade, until the edge is again at the proper blade thickness and then giving the blade a new finish.

Serrated knives

$1.25 per inch. Serrated blades are normally sharpened on the flat side only but will eventually remove the serrations ands leave you with a regular knife. It is impossible to maintain the serrations as different manufacturers use a wide variety of sizes and shapes of serrations.


$7.00 Cleavers can be sharpened for heavy chopping or for fine chopping and are made in different thicknesses to accommodate both tasks.


Some swords were never factory sharpened and may take considerable work to establish an edge and if it is etched with false hammon, the etching may be ground off in order to obtain a proper edge angle. Please inquire for estimate.

Reconditioning the blade

Reconditioning the blade tip by Straightening or regrinding $3.00. Sometimes a blade tip will be bent or broken by dropping the knife to the floor or by using it to pry with. I will attempt to straighten the tip but about 1 in 20 will break in the attempt and then I will simply regrind the blade to a new shape before sharpening.


Cracks and Blade Sway: Level blade & bolster $3.00, Reshape bolster by hollow grinding $5.00

Most knife sharpeners will remove more metal between the bolster and the forward curve of the blade, leaving the cutting edge sway back and off of the cutting board in use. This needs to be addressed in order to use the knife on the cutting board properly.

I also check the blade for cracks, chips and blade sway and regrind the blade and bolster to remove these problems. I further recommend thinning the bolsters by hollow grinding them down to the thickness of the blade edge in order to make clearance for both cutting and re-sharpening.

Fabric shears $7.00 pair.

Knife Edge $10.00

Kitchen shears $6.00

Machetes $15.00


Chisels and planner blades are best hollow ground and then hand sharpened and come under shop time.

Minimum charge

A minimum charge of $20.00 will be charged for mail order sharpening due to the added time necessary for processing orders, so it is better to ship several knives in order to keep the cost per knife down and to spread out the cost of shipping.


When you send your knives or tools, please include your return shipping address and credit card information. I will charge your card for the sharpening and the amount of shipping plus a $5.00 handling fee. You can include a return prepaid shipping label to save the $5.00 handling fee.

I will also charge $5.00 fee if I deem it necessary to use a different box for safety on return shipping

Prices will include actual shipping cost plus $5.00 handling fee if I create the shipping label plus the cost of box or additional wrapping if necessary.

If you prefer UPS use a street address, do not use a PO Box.

Do not include your MC# or Visa number on any E mail, Instead place it in the box with the knives or give it to me over the phone.

Please be sure to pack itemsVERY carefully! It's unnerving to get a package with knives poking out the sides. To prevent accidents wrap the blades in stiff paper or wrap in cereal box cardboard sheaths. Also pack newspaper etc. around knives tightly to prevent them from moving around in the box

The actual location of my sharpening service shop is 19510 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021 for those who will be dropping off knives.

However my shipping address is Bronk's Knifeworks, 2020 Maltby Rd. Ste 7, PMB 180, Bothell, WA 98021

My phone number is now 425 478-6809

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Be Sharpe



Bronk’s Knifeworks

2020 Maltby Rd. Ste 7

PMB 180

Bothell, WA 98021

 (425 478-6809


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