Knife Sharpening Class

Knife Sharpening Class

Regular price£65.00
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Learn to sharpen and maintain your kitchen knives using traditional Japanese whetstones

About this event

Are you harbouring a desire to be able to sharpen your own knives? Does it feel within your reach but still somehow completley unfathomable?

As a professional knife sharpening service we speak with our customers about this topic a lot, so much so we've lost count of how many times we've heard...

"I'd really like to be able to sharpen my own knives but I'm worried about ruining them"

"I've had a whetstone for years but I've never got round to learing how to use it"

"I'm not really sure about the angles"

..and these are absolutley valid reasons for being wary of getting started, properly sharpening a knife using traditional methods can be tricky, but by breaking down the process and giving you a little guidence along the way, we're confident you'll be leaving the workshop with the skills you need to sharpen and maintain your own kitchen knives.

How it will work

 We will meet at Community Cutlery - (31 Leeds Road, Ilkley) from 1845 on the day of the event, equipped with your own blunt kitchen knives. Ideally you will bring a chef knife and a paring knife but if you don't have these specifically then bring what you do have, this event is about teaching you how to care for your own knives with confidence, at home, so bring the knives you use.

The evening will begin with a short lesson in sharpening theory, followed by a demonstration and finally a chunk of time for you to sharpen your own knives with guidance from us.

 What you will need

3-4 of your own kitchen knives for sharpening (preferably containing at least 1 large and 1 small knife. No serrated or single bevel knives this time please, if unsure please contact beforehand).

Enthusiasm for sharper knives .

The desire to learn a new skill.

 What is included?

Instruction and guidence thoughout the session.

A stropping paddle to maintain your freshly sharpened knives at home (rrp £18).

Mobile optimised guide on the basics of sharpening theory.

10% off in store on day of event

Support throughout your sharpening journey. If you get stuck just pop in or get in touch another way with your questions, we'll do what we can to help you put your skills to use. 

Anthing else?

We will be happy to provide you with a physical workshop voucher for presentation if buying as a gift, checkout as normal and select postal option, if buying for yourself then we will have an electronic record of your purchase and no voucher is necessary.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

Please Note - All Classes are exempt from signup discount


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We ship Tuesday to Saturday using Royal Mail Tracked 24.

All knives ship via an age verified service in accordance with The Offensive Weapons Act 2019, which will mean the postie will need you to be in to receive the delivery & to check your ID if you look under 25.

The law also requires us to carry out a soft age check of the purchaser after checkout, this is done by an automated system that usually doesn't require your input, although we will need to contact you for proof of age if you fail, which can sometimes happen if you use a work address.

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We like to think

of Community Cutlery as a home for enthusiasts, for people who love the ritual of food preparation and who have realised the charm in doing it with quality tools, with items that are as pleasing on the eye as they are practical in the hand.

Community Cutlery Shop Ilkley

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