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Knife Sharpening


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Before the holidays, I thought it would be worthwhile to get my knife professionally sharpened. The only place I know of is near Alesia, which is absolutely the wrong side of town. Any recommendations for the Right Bank? Maybe one of the kitchenware stores--A Simon, Bovida, etc.

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Shira

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When I first moved here 7 years ago, if I am remembering correctly, I can remember someone coming around to my neighborhood and ringing a bell or something in the street and my French teacher told us it was someone coming around to sharpen knives. I don't remember ever seeing it again though. I am crazy, or did this exist? I think the kitchen supply stores are definitely a good place to look. If you have a restaurant that you go to often close by, you could ask them what they do. I am sure they have a service.

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When I first moved here 7 years ago,  if I am remembering correctly, I can remember someone coming around to my neighborhood and ringing a bell or something in the street and my French teacher told us it was someone coming around to sharpen knives. I don't remember ever seeing it again though.  I am crazy, or did this exist?  I think the kitchen supply stores are definitely a good place to look.  If you have a restaurant that you go to often close by, you could ask them what they do.  I am sure they have a service.

Think it did exist & still does in some towns. We occasionally see a knife sharpener turn up at the local markets.

Shira, if I were you I might just go into a kitchen supply store and buy an inexpensive sharpener. You should be able to find one for less than 10 Euro's.

The more expensive part is that you need to buy a good steel (either old fashioned or a new style with diamond dust) to keep your knives sharp. Use it frequently.

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When I first moved here 7 years ago,  if I am remembering correctly, I can remember someone coming around to my neighborhood and ringing a bell or something in the street and my French teacher told us it was someone coming around to sharpen knives. I don't remember ever seeing it again though.  I am crazy, or did this exist?  I think the kitchen supply stores are definitely a good place to look.  If you have a restaurant that you go to often close by, you could ask them what they do.  I am sure they have a service.

Incredible; I was going to tell about the guy who comes by every so often to sharpen knives; you're not crazy at all. The problem is that I cannot figure out his schedule.

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Thanks all for the responses. I do actually own a good sharpener, but after lots of years of use, I feel like it could use a bit of professional edge. I'll see what the kitchenwares stores do and report back (unless I run into a vagabond knife sharpener somewhere between the 11th and the 1st).

Shira

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When I first moved here 7 years ago,  if I am remembering correctly, I can remember someone coming around to my neighborhood and ringing a bell or something in the street and my French teacher told us it was someone coming around to sharpen knives. I don't remember ever seeing it again though.  I am crazy, or did this exist?  I think the kitchen supply stores are definitely a good place to look.  If you have a restaurant that you go to often close by, you could ask them what they do.  I am sure they have a service.

Incredible; I was going to tell about the guy who comes by every so often to sharpen knives; you're not crazy at all. The problem is that I cannot figure out his schedule.

Actually, I live not far from Place Charles Bernard in the 18th district, I vaguely remembered seeing the guy once or twice in the market doing it... and some years ago. Me too, I'm interested to know when he is passing by...

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Actually, I live not far from Place Charles Bernard in the 18th district, I vaguely remembered seeing the guy once or twice in the market doing it... and some years ago. Me too, I'm interested to know when he is passing by...

That's where I see him, on the Rue du Poteau walking to the Pl Ch Bernard.

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Just wanted to belatedly report that I took my knife to A. Simon on rue Montmarte, where I paid about 3 euros for sharpenening. They did an excellent job.

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