Chicago Knife Sharpening

I’m pro knife sharpener Frank Surace, and I make your kitchen knives so sharp they melt through food, using my six-step knife sharpening process.

Most professional knife sharpening services use harsh grinders that kill your blade. But as a manual knife sharpener, I sharpen your blades by hand with tender loving care.

My mail-in hand knife sharpening service is surprisingly affordable, comes with a 24-hour turnaround, and is insured by my replacement guarantee.

My customers affirm that I’ll send your knife back to you sharper than when you bought it and that it will keep an edge longer, all while removing the least amount of material as possible.

Start the process now to get your kitchen knives and other blades sharper than when you bought them.

My Credentials

A 25-year machinist, I’ve been mentored and certified in the fine art of manual knife sharpening by master bladesmith Murray Carter.

Why Sharpen By Hand?

By sharpening your kitchen knives and other blades by hand I take off less material and don’t take the temper out of the blade.

This means sharper, longer-lasting knives that keep their edge longer than grinder-sharpened knives.

Professional Knife Sharpening Service in Chicago for All High-Quality Brands

I perform professional kitchen knife sharpening in the greater Chicago area and beyond for any brand of high-quality kitchen knives, including the following brands and more:

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I also sharpen Japanese cutlery:
BLAZEN – BUNMEI – FUJIWARA – GLESTAIN – MARUYOSHI – HIROMUTO – KANETSUNE – KASUMI – KIKUICHI – MASAHIRO – MASAMOTO – MISONO – MURITAKA – MU – MURRAY CARTER – SUGIMOTO – SUISIN – TADATSUNA – SAKAI – TAKEDA – TAMAHAGANE – TAHAKA – TOJIRO – WANTABE

A Chicago native, my Chicago knife sharpening service caters to professional chefs and home chefs in the greater Chicago area.