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Knife Sharpening Information

Knife Sharpening Information

We get so many calls asking if we sharpen knives. Well…great news…we don’t sharpen knives but we DO facilitate a service by which you can get your knives (and scissors) sharpened.

Many of you many know our long-time employee, Becky. But you might not know that Becky’s husband, Bruce, has been a maker of knives for a number of years. Rarely do we see Bruce without a custom-made knife attached to his belt (custom-made by him!).

He is highly qualified to sharpen your knives. It’s super easy to get it taken care of. All you have to do is bring in your knives (we suggest wrapping them in a towel or a stout paper bag), drop them off (one of our employees will complete the paperwork for you, and come pick them up after you get our call that they are ready.

A little more that happens–we call Bruce and let him know we have knives here for him to pickup, he takes them home and sharpens them, he drops the back with us with an invoice, we call you to let you know they are ready. Because we only facilitate the transaction, it is CASH ONLY–no credit/debit cards, no checks, no cookies. You can see below that the cost of having a nicely sharpened knife is very reasonable.

In between sharpening, you should hone your blades on a regular basis; probably more regular than you would think. Essentially, if you USE your blades, you should HONE your blades. We have several honing methods for sale for all different types and styles of blade.

A quick Knife 101 lesson:

Honing is what you do to your blades on a regular basis, with use, and doesn’t remove steel from your blade; it just removes the ‘curl’ from the edge.

Sharpening is what you do when honing no longer works. It actually removes a bit of steel from your blade and gives a new edge. You should not sharpen your blade with every use.

Honing and sharpening stones (or steels) are two different things.

 

 

Prices show below.

Scissors are $4.00 for small and $6.00 for large.

Sharpening ONLY

3-4 inch  blade = $3.00
5-6 inch blade = $4.00
7-8 inch blade = $5.00
9-10 inch blade = $6.00
11-12 inch blade = $7.00

Sharpening & Repair

3-4 inch  blade = $4.00
5-6 inch blade = $5.00
7-8 inch blade = $6.00
9-10 inch blade = $7.00
11-12 inch blade = $8.00

NOTE: You do not need to print and complete the knife sharpening request form, but you can if you’d like; especially if you need some repair work and or need Bruce to know anything unusual about your blade.

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UPDATE: May 18, 2020

Now that the store is open again (with safety measures in place), we are focusing once again on the in-store customer experience. Of course, if you are out of the area (or if you are still unable to shop in person for any reason) we will gladly help fulfill your requests by phone and email; we just don’t have staff dedicated to that purpose. On a case-by-case basis we can still accommodate curb-side pickup. Shipping is also an option.

You can call the store during our operating hours and speak to any associate to place your order

Monday – Saturday from 9:30 – 5:30
Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00

The temporary shut-downs due to covid-19 have posed some challenges to business owners who still want to be of service to their clients. You’ve seen it happen all over town; curbside service; social distancing; limited numbers of customers in a store at one time. These are just a few examples. For The Kitchen Company it’s a little different. Since we don’t have an e-commerce website (and we never intended to do online ordering), we thought we try to do the next best thing by offering customers a way to order by sending an email or calling the store on specific days. So far, it’s working and many of you have been able to get the things you need. In fact, one woman was able to place her order in the afternoon and have it delivered within a couple of hours. Let’s see Amazon beat that!

To make it a bit easier, we’ve taken some photos of the areas around the store. You should be able to click on a photo and then zoom in to take a closer look at the items in that section. There are over 17,000 different items so there is a lot to look at. This new avenue is the best we can do at the moment. All of the images are available on our Facebook page. Take a look!

When you are ready to order something, just send an email with your list and include your phone number so we can complete your order and arrange for delivery or shipping.

How to place an order during Covid-19 closure

UPDATE: May 18, 2020:

Now that the store is open again (with safety measures in place), we are focusing once again on the in-store customer experience. Of course, if you are out of the area (or if you are still unable to shop in person for any reason) we will gladly help fulfill your requests by phone and email; we just don’t have staff dedicated to that purpose. On a case-by-case basis, we can still accommodate curbside pickup. Shipping is also an option.

You can call the store during our operating hours and speak to any associate to place your order

Monday – Saturday from 9:30 – 5:30
Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00

Hello friends!

This is certainly an unusual time that none of us has probably ever experienced. As you know, the store was ordered closed by the governor as of March 23rd. We have had several requests for ways that our customers can still make purchases so this is what we’ve come up with.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we will be in the store between 10 am and 2 pm. During this time, we will be available for phone orders. Just give us a call at 541-955-5311.

Alternately, you can place your order by email ( hello@thekitchencompanygp.com )and we will pull it and prepare it for you. If you email, be sure to include your phone number so we can complete the payment information over the phone.

We will deliver your order if you live within about 5 miles of the store. For those further away, we will ship your order and split the exact shipping cost with you 50/50.

A few of you have requested curb-side pick up but, after further research, we have discovered that we are not allowed to operate that way.

Returns will have to wait until we’re back to business as usual.

We ask that you please bear with us during this time as we all get used to doing business a little differently for awhile. We are sure that you are also looking for things to get back to normal. Until that time, we thank you for your continued support and kind words!

 

Sincerely,

Frank Wright and Roy Heinzle