Intro to Whetstone Sharpening

This class is taught by the proprietor of Bernal Cutlery, Josh Donald. Students will be shown the basic techniques for sharpening western-style Japanese double-beveled knives on whetstones while receiving personalized feedback as they sharpen. This is a regular Thursday evening class. Every now and then we’ll offer another day of the week. Knives and stones will be supplied for the class, so no need to bring your own.


$100 per person
Class Size: 6 students
Time: Thursday* evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Register (class schedules are posted at the end of each month for the following month)

Whetstone classes are available for industry professional groups who want to brush up on their sharpening skills. We also offer special event classes. Please email kellykozak@bernalcutlery.com for more information about these classes.

Classes are run separately from our retail shop. Please direct any inquires regarding schedule, cancellations, gifting classes, etc. directly to the instructor.

We’re only accepting vaccinated students. Your instructor will follow-up on validating. If you have a medical exemption, please reach out to Kellykozak@bernalcutlery.com to discuss. 

Please let us know if you are running late, but please try to be on time and save your cocktails for after the class rather than before.

*Day may vary as necesary

About the Instructor:

Josh Donald has logged in over 10,000 hours of sharpening as the proprietor of Bernal Cutlery. Josh spends a lot of time researching old knives and trying out his newest Japanese, French, and vintage finds in his home kitchen to the delight of his wife Kelly, and often to the consternation of his children. Like Albert Einstein, Josh owns 12 identical sets of the same outfit and has never paid for a haircut.