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Sharpening Service

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SAITO KNIVES' Authentic Japanese Knife Sharpening Service

SAITO KNIVES provides a very unique knife sharpening service Australia wide.Usually, sharpening work is performed with an electric grinding wheel that often take a chunk out of your knife and in worst case scenarios, overheats the blade.

At SAITO KNIVES, all knives are hand sharpened and edges mirror polished by Japanese knife specialist using 4~5 different whet stones.

By finishing with # 12,000 super fine polishing stone, edges become razor sharp and stay sharp for longer.


HOW DOES IT WORK?  

Proprietor and knife doctor Masaaki Saito will come to your house or business to collect and return.
As we spend 40 to 50 minutes per knife to finish, the delivery time will be:
 
Between Brunswick Heads to Ballina:  Next day or 2 Business days.
 
Gold Coast and Tweed Coast:   Sunday pick up and Thursday delivery on approximately once a month basis.
 
Mail:  Please contact us first to check our schedule.

NEXT SCHEDULE FOR TWEED COAST AND GOLD COAST AREA SHARPENING ROUND

 

 

Next GOLD COAST area sharpening round will be on
Sunday 19th November for pick up and Thursday 23rd November delivery.home-box-2.jpg

Please contact us or call Masaaki on 0431428507 to arrange the time.  


Experience The Difference

Five reasons to choose SAITO KNIVES's knife sharpening service.

  1. All knives are hand sharpened by Japanese knife expert using variety of whet stones.
  2. No machine is involved throughout means only minimum amount of material removed and no overheating blade.
  3. Only 3 fixed prices by length for most knives. 
  4. Always premium service for your premium knives.
  5. We love and care knives more than anyone.

 

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  • Blade length up to 10 cm - $18.00
  • Blade length up to 20cm - $25.00
  • Blade length 21 cm and over - $30.00
  • Hairdressers scissors $45
  • Free 5th knife sharpening
  • Free pick up and delivery in Gold Coast and Northern Rivers with courtesy knife provided upon request.
  • For outside of coverage area, additional shipping fee is calculated according to the weight and items are sent by Australia post signature on delivery.
  • Traditional single bevel Japanese knives and heavily damaged blade may incur extra charges depending on the condition.

 

 

HOW TO SEND YOUR KNIFE BY MAIL
 
Please contact us first to check our schedule and price before you post your knives.
We will email you an invoice for direct bank deposit or online credit card/ PayPal payment option.
For customers who wish to use direct bank transfer, please type the invoice number for your reference.
 
 
POSTAL
 
SAITO KNIVES
PO Box 53 Lennox Head NSW 2478 AUSTRALIA

There had been cases of knives coming out loose from boxes and bags.
For safety of postal staff and for your knife, please make sure that your knife is very securely packed in a box and the knife is not rattling inside.
 
SAITO KNIVES are not liable for any damage and loss of items or injury caused to other people during the transportation to us.
 
 
 

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Repair works

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This Masamoto paring knife was very rusty as well as being blunt.
I started sharpening with Sun Tiger #240 to make a tapered edge then moved up to King #1200, Shapton #5000. Before finishing, The blade was scrubbed with rust eraser to get rid of rust, then finished with Shapton #12000.
The polished  blade is incredibly beautiful.

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Oops! this chef knife was snapped from approx 1 / 4 from tip and the owner was about to throw it  out. I ground off the back of the blade with Sun Tiger #120 to make it into Santoku shape then put a new edge with Sun Tiger #240 and  moved up to King # 1200, Shapton  #5000. then finished with Shapton #12000.
Now the knife started its new life as a Santoku.

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This is another repair work of snapped tip but this wasn't too bad. I created the new outline with Shapton #120. The typical humped heel of German knife was removed too to make the rocking action easier.   The new edge was created with Sun Tiger #240 and  moved up to King #1200, Shapton  #5000. then finished with Shapton #12000. Now the pointy tip is back again with a sharp and balanced edge.


 

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