Stay Sharp on The Home Front

By Zelda Bronstein
Tuesday August 21, 2007

Sooner or later, well-used cooking knives and sewing scissors get dull. I use a steel to keep my knives sharp, but eventually they need a professional to do the job. At that point, I call California Cutlery’s Mobile Sharpening Service. Based in Richmond, they come to your house or business, take your implements at the door, sharpen them in their van and bring them right back to you. 

The first knife is free. After that, it’s $5 for a kitchen knife of any length ($8 for serrated blades), $10 per food processor blade ($15 serrated), $5 for scissors and shears. California Cutlery will also sharpen pizza wheels, garden pruners, screw drivers and other tools. For large orders and repair services, they will pick up and deliver your tools for free in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Pinole, Richmond and San Pablo.  

Using onsite service is safer and more convenient than carrying around big blades (even when they’re dull). For information or an appointment, call 525-6700. Website address: www.californiacutlery.com.