The Japanese call finish sharpening Honbatsuke. "Hon" means real, formal, professional and genuine. "Ba" means edge and "Tsuke" means making or finishing in this case. In short, Honbatsuke means sharpening or finishing the edge.
Simply purchase this service along with the knife or knives you want us to sharpen and we'll sharpen them by hand using our typical progression of stones and strops. **Please note that the sharpening service is $14.95 per knife so if you want more than one knife sharpened, you need to order more than one service. Double bevel knives only. No serrated knives. This service does not include resetting bevels. We do not finish sharpen the CCK Butcher's Knife and Big & Li'l Rhino. It is too time consuming.
This service is for Japanese knives only and can only be used at the point of purchase. It costs $5 less than the regular sharpening service. If you have special instructions please let us know in the "Comments Box" and we'll try to accommodate your request.
Also please note that we will sharpen the knife evenly on both sides unless instructed otherwise. We will give priority to those of you who purchase this service and will attempt to ship your order within 1-2 business days.
5Fine fine fine blade!!!!, April 26, 2018
Posted By: Chris raymer - verified customer
This made my new knife the sharpest knife I have ever used. And I have had some of the best pros sharpen my knives. And this service is amazing.
If you want to use your knife right away, you must get the sharpening service. The knife came extremely sharp and ready to use immediately. There was no delay of using the knife, and I didn't have to scramble to find someone to sharpen it for me, or figure it out myself. Let the pros handle this for every knife you purchase!
Perfect as a reference for your knife sharpening. However my knife arrived with some rust on, that I guess is a result of the knife not having been dried completely after sharpening. Easy to remove though.
I have been upgrading all my kitchen knives and it was pleasure to run into chef knives to go. I can't stop ordering knives, the wife thinks am nuts!! I have been getting all the knives sharpened after I purchase them and they all have been coming to me super super sharp. Highly recommend
I bought a Tojiro kiritsuke and had it finish sharpened before it was shipped to me. I'd recommend it for any knife you purchase. It takes the factory edge to the next level and ensures that you're starting with a knife that reflects the best it can be from the outset. Even if you have your own sharpening stones as I do, this small investment in the sharpening service is worth the slight delay in shipping and small price for the service rendered.
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and itís evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.