Knife sharpening workshop (in english)
Want to sharpen your kitchen knives with Japanese stones but don't know where to start?
You tried Youtube tutorials and still are not satisfied with the results?
Stop wasting time and sign up for my sharpening workshop!
Follow my two and half hour (2.5hr) theory and hands-on course to learn the basics of double bevel knife sharpening .
Small private group of 1 or 2 persons per session, I'll share with you advice and tricks to help you learn faster so you can finally chop food with a sharp kitchen blade!
All in all, this workshop is a great way to jumpstart your journey into knife sharpening. An investment that will keep improving and will last a lifetime.
Here are some of the subjects covered during the workshop:
- Work posture
- Sharpening stones
- The knife ( shapes, geometry, function)
- Sharpening and what to look for
- Knife edge analysis
- Stropping and knife edge maintenance
Items student must bring:
- One (1) kitchen knife, ideal length 7 inches and above ( Stainless or carbon steel)
- One (1) apron (some splashes and stains might happen during sharpening)
- One (1) pocket notebook + pencil or pen
Items provided for the workshop:
- Sharpening workstation (water collector, sharpening stone holder)
- Japanese synthetic water stones (x2 per student )
- Workshop summary PDF sent by email after the workshop.
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About the instructor:
My name is Mike Otabé and I grew up with both Japanese and Canadian culture. As a child and teenager, I watched my dad sharpen knives at home on Japanese stones.
Later in life, I began learning knife hand sharpening in 2011, using books, videos and a lot of practice.
In 2014, I launched my business called " Aiguisage Le Fil Tranchant".
I keep working and learning in order to improve my skills, but also to help and educate people about the importance of using sharp knives.
I now work full-time as a knife sharpener for residential and commercial clients.
In 2019, I teamed up with Helios Makerspace where I now have my workshop and I can also help more people learn the art of knife sharpening by hand.