Why me/Drop off Points

Why Me?       

     Your knives are very important to you, you spent good money on them, you know that they are dull but you don’t know If I can sharpen them and not ruin them at the same time, you are apprehensive and fed up with being ripped off by people who are not what they claim to be.  I want you to understand first of all that I completely understand this but you need to know that your knives are important to me as well. Remember, it is not my fault that they are dull, however, I can promise you that I see it as my responsibility to rectify that and I also promise that I have gained the skills to do it properly, in a manner that is not only harmless to your knife/knives but using a technque and materials that will very likely make your knives sharper than they have ever been. 

   Yes, I have lots of nifty testimonials, I’ve  been in the paper three times, on the radio and on TV, does that make me a good sharpener? Consider this: What got me to the point where I ended up on TV or in the paper, a full page spread by the way? and not to mention the nice words by some very talented and well known Executive Chefs. These things just don’t happen by chance, this is not advertising that one can buy, it comes from years of hard work and ultimately that hard work becomes known to many and people who have experienced what I can do pass the word along.  Of course, this still does not prove that I am a good knife sharpener, at some point in time you may just have to take a leap of faith. 


NOTE : I sharpen knives only, I am completely focused on producing the sharpest kitchen knives in Nova Scotia and beyond. 


DROP OFF SERVICES:  There are four drop off locations in the Halifax Area – (Four if you include dropping them off to me directly, the best route to take)


I will soon have  a drop off point in Dartmouth, I will make the information available as soon as the details are finalized. (Posted Sept 17)

I understand that you may not want to drive out to Middle Sackville and I have have come to realize that finding some spots in the Halifax area where you can drop off and pick up your knives is not only convenient for you but it just makes sense. The locations I have been fortunate enough to deal with have a connection to knives and traditional knife sharpening.

The four drop off spots in Halifax are:

Remember, I make pick ups and drop offs on Tuesdays and Fridays at the three drop off spots listed below my home address.

My home/workplace/Area Zen,  in Middle Sackville at 8 Highrigger Crescent:


The Paderno store in Bayers Lake;

The Ikebana Shop at 6417 Quinpool Road (Quinpool and Oxford)

The Getaway Farm Butcher Shop  on Kaye St, in the North End.

I do not do pickups at private residences. If you just don’t want to bother dropping off the knives and you would prefer me to pick them up it’s a $30.oo fee depending on where you live. I highly recommend using a drop off location.

(Most people bring their knives directly to me. If you plan to do this ensure that your knives are wrapped up in something, even in a bag. Please don’t carry the knives from your car to my door with open knives in your hand. (I personally do not care, I just don’t want anyone who may be in the vicinity to see you have a problem with it. Just a matter of putting them in a shopping bag. I always wrap them up when I’m done anyway)

Email me please at sharpenerpeter@gmail.com if you need anything clarified.


These knives are of exceptional quality and unbelievably sharp. They are from KNIFEWEAR so if you buy one you essentially purchasing them from Knifewear. Knifewear and I want to bring these knives to people in Nova Scotia. If you want to see them,  with no obligation that is what they are for. Sample knives to hold and use if you want, try cutting a tomato and see how it feels in your hand.

The prices will startle you I think. The most expensive knife in the picture above is less than $220.00 and there is only 5% tax on them.

They are of made of the best steal, Aogami, Shirogami, and I can sharpen these as well, in fact, I absolutely love to sharpen them.


Masakage, Fujiwara and Fujimoto.


Japanese Water Stones

Japanese Water Stones are now available through the Ikebana Shop or me. The stones come in three grits, 320, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000. This is a great combo for achieving an incredible edge. The prices range from $75.00 to $110.00 plus tax.

These are the same water stones that I use ever day there were brought in upon special request from me.