Knife and Scissor Sharpening at Northwest Knives

Here at Northwest Knives in Meridian Idaho we can handle your sharpening needs. We sharpen a wide variety of items like kitchen knives, straight razors, scissors, hair shears, pocket knives and more.  

Check out our rates and our frequently asked questions below.

Sharpening Rates

Kitchen Knives

  • Standard Kitchen Knives         $1.00 / inch
    (minimum $5.00)
  • Serrated Kitchen Knives         $1.50 / inch
    (minimum $10.00) ($3.00 Flat Fee if only polishing serrates)
  • Single Bevel Knives                 $2.00 / inch
    (minimum $12.00)
  • Ceramic Kitchen Knives         $2.00 / inch
    (minimum $10.00)

Repair and Restoration Prior to Sharpening (Reverse Bows / Broken Tips / Chipping & Nicks / Improperly Sharpened)

  • Stamped Knives                     $2.00 Flat Fee
  • Forged Knives                         $4.00 Flat Fee
  • Ceramic Knives                       $4.00 Flat Fee
  • Single Bevel Knives                 $8.00 Flat Fee

Sporting Knives / Hunting Knives

  • $6.00 Per Blade

Straight Razors (Hand Sharpened)

  • $25.00 each

Scissors & Shears

  • General Purpose Scissors     $5.00 per pair
  • Fabric Shears                           $8.00 per pair
  • Pinking Shears                         $10.00 per pair
  • Kitchen Shears                         $5.00 per pair
  • Hair Shears (Standard)           $10.00 per pair
  • Hair Shears (Convex Bevel)   $30.00 per pair

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my knives sharpened?

Our turnaround time for sharpening is next day by 12 noon. Example: Bring in your knives on Tuesday afternoon and have them back the next morning at noon.

Can you sharpen my knives while I wait?

Generally we cannot do your knives while you wait. Our retail environment and volume of sharpening generally makes it difficult. For our customers that travel from outlying areas such as McCall, Homedale, Cascade, etc. We gladly will work with you on an appointment basis and get your knives done same day for you. Just give us a call.

Do you hand sharpen on stones?

We do not use stones for sharpening. While sharpening on stones has a certain craftsmanship and mystique to it, generally this is not the most effective way to sharpen knives. We have invested significant money and time into using equipment that is used by manufacturers worldwide. It provides a combination of hand sharpening and machine speed. Your knives will come back with a perfect bevel and razor sharp edge that is generally better than when they were new. Watch our sharpening video below to get an idea of one of our processes.

Can you repair my knives?

Absolutely. We can regrind blades, re-tip broken blades, fix chipping and many other issues. This allows us to fix your knives and get them like new for you.

How do you sharpen Japanese Bevel Hair Cutting Shears?

You spend a lot of money on your hair cutting shears. You want to make sure that they are sharpened professionally and correctly. At Northwest Knives we ensure that your high end shears come back to you in like new condition. First we establish you bevel back to factory new then convex the edge back to factory. The blade is then hand honed to reestablish the strength line on the back edge of the shear. Once everything is right the shear is reassembled and then adjusted properly. The shear is then tested on several medias and final test is on hair for maximum cutting performance.

Other Questions? Call us at 208-884-8626 and we will be glad to help you