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Rates & Info

Bernal Cutlery specializes in wet grinding and Japanese whetstone sharpening using techniques that provide edges specifically suited for the knife or tool, factoring in its steel type. We can adjust edge geometry and blade thinness if necessary to provide improved geometry for increased performance.

Turn around time varies for our sharpening service depending on how much work we have in. We tend to stay very busy even with several full time sharpeners working, but we are happy to offer loaner knives when available.

You will be contacted via text when your order is complete and ready for pickup. We are not responsible for sharpening orders left over 90 days.


Sharpening Rates


Kitchen Knives:

  • Western stainless steel knives: Base: $1.25 per inch / Rush: $2 per inch
    • Includes Japanese whetstone wheel and stropping.
  • Japanese double bevel knives: Base $2.50 per inch / Rush: $3.75
    • Includes Japanese whetstone finish, 2000-8000 synthetic finish or natural honyama stone when applicable.
  • Serrated knives: Base: $2.50 per inch / Rush: $3.75
  • Japanese Single Bevel or Scandinavian grinds: Base: $4.50 per inch / Rush $6.75

Straight Razors

$25-35 per razor. Finished on a #10,000 stone followed by fine razor strop.


Pocket & Outdoor Knives

  • Folding knives: $10 and up
  • Fixed blades: $12 and up

Garden Tools

  • Hand pruners: $12
  • Loppers, shears, and hedge clippers: $18-22
  • Machetes & Bush Knives: $1-3 per inch (depending on condition)
  • Push mowers blades: $30 – by appointment only, please call us to schedule a day. 415.355.0773.

Scissors & Shears

  • Kitchen & craft: $10-20
  • Fabric: $15-35

Extra Work: Assessed at drop off or during sharpening as needed. Contact for approval will be made prior to starting any extra work that was not previously addressed.

  • Re-shape chef knife bolster: $3-10
  • Re-shape edge / re-profile: $5-25
  • Re-tipping or chip repair: $5-20
  • Thinning and resurfacing: $30 and up. Not eligible for RUSH Service


*Cleaning fee for dirty knives is $5 per knife.

*We do not work on any hygienic tools.

*Bernal Cutlery is not responsible for items left over 90 days.


Reach out to info@bernalcutlery.com with questions.