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  DC Sharp practices hand-sharpening using a combination of motor-driven abrasives and buffers and Japanese water stones (aka whetstones). We treat every knife according to its individual needs, addressing the blade geometry, steel type and known tendencies of the user. Our methods ensure your blade is returned with the sharpest edge possible while minimizing the amount of metal that is removed from the blade.

 Our methods also allow us to repair bent, chipped and twisted blades, and the ability to customize your edge to your specific needs.  

  We are the only shop in the DC metropolitan area that specializes in the sharpening of Japanese single-bevel chisel-ground blades.

  Below is a list of our prices.  Bring your knives to our main shop at Union Market or our drop-off location at Annie's Ace Hardware.

You can also mail your knives to us at:

DC Sharp

1309 5th St NE

Washington DC 20002


Please package them securely and include an email address to receive an estimate.






  5 inch blade or shorter  $11.75


  5-9 inch blade              $15.75


  9 inch or longer            $18.75


Scissors                         $20


Folding/Field Knives        $20-$40


Garden Tools                  $20-$40


Blade Repair/Thinning     $5-$60


Deba/Yanagi/Usuba         $30+


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