Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Knife sharpening closed on Easter Sunday

The knife sharpening station will be closed on Easter Sunday, but it will be open Saturday from noon to 6pm. If you are cooking up a holiday feast come get your knives sharpened beforehand.

$1/inch of blade.

Sharper than when they were new.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

New handle for a butcher knife

This boning knife had a poorly fitted factory made handle. It has been replaced with a solid lignum vitae handle from wood salvage off a boat in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Foraging season has begun

It's time to get out and hunt for wild edible plants and mushrooms! Not to mention that after the last frost gives way to warmer nights gourmet mushroom spores can be spread or plugged in their preferred environment. In gearing up to make a trip to my favorite mushroom hunting grounds to inoculate the best sites while seeking fiddleheads and wild leeks.
Get yourself, or your favorite forager, a custom foraging knife and enjoy the flavor of wild edibles.
Send email
Prices start at $200 and includes a sheath.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Don't let this happen to you!

Since Whole Foods opened in Brooklyn I have sharpened a lot of knives for the good people that needed it. For the most part the knives only show signs of normal wear and tear. A bent or broken tip from dropping it or prying open a can; cracks or burn marks in the handle from the dishwasher or stove; and chipping along the cutting edge which is typical of the Japanese style knives.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing I see is no real fault of the owner, but rather the person who previously charged them for a very bad sharpening. On average 1 in 10 knives I see have been debased by inferior sharpening technique. One should never subject a knife to a grinder that will heat up the edge of the blade and remove large quantities of steel with no benefit to the cutting performance.
The knives in these photos have been left with me to repair. Anyone out there with a similar experience can bring, or mail me their knives to fix up.
Broken tips, handle replacement, chips, uneven blades, and cleaning up over-ground knives are all within the realm of possibilities.

To inquire about knife repairs: Send email

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book signing tomorrow evening at ICP

Xavier Guardans is signing his book tomorrow night at ICP starting at 6pm.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to order custom work

For those folks who seek custom work for knives, furniture, or special projects feel free to reach out to me with comments or questions. The possibilities are endless.
The best way to get in touch: Send email

Some helpful information to include might be the style of knife or handle you seek, a description of the piece of furniture and material you would like it to be built from, or your ideas regarding a special commission or photographic journey you wish to produce.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Varon Magazine Vol. 1

I had the honor of contributing to a magazine for their first issue some time ago.
This happened before I started NYCutlery. At the time I was still working with Ryan McGinley and traveling the country far and wide.

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