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CKTG Finish Sharpening Service
CKTG Finish Sharpening Service
CKTG Finish Sharpening Service

CKTG Finish Sharpening Service

Item #: FinishSharpening

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 57 reviews)

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Our Price: $15.95
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This service is per knife not per order.

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 $15.95 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.



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  Stay sharp, March 10, 2021
Posted By: aaron clayton - verified customer

Just get the sharpening service you won't be disappointed

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  Worthwhile, March 5, 2021
Posted By: Vince - verified customer

Being good with a honing steel but not being proficient in knife sharpening, I recommend this service for a lot of the japanese knives which, come with a decent edge but can really get razor sharp with this service. Well worth the price.

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  Wickedly Sharp, February 13, 2021
Posted By: Fred - verified customer

It is incredibly sharp. Mark did an awesome job!

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  Very Sharp!, December 27, 2020
Posted By: Robin K - verified customer

Excellent job. Is very sharp!

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  Sharp, December 23, 2020
Posted By: Missourii - verified customer

Much sharper than I could've achieved if I had 100 years to do it. Well worth the extra $16 and it didn't appear to slow done shipping at all.

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  sharp, December 9, 2020
Posted By: Thomas Alan Peterson - verified customer

nice edge - sliced through paper with ease

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  CK2G finish sharpening, December 7, 2020
Posted By: Gilly49 - verified customer

Worth every cent. Brings knives to next level of being user super friendly. Will get any future knife purchase with this service. I am a home cook.

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  Sharp, December 7, 2020
Posted By: B - verified customer

I wanted a good starting point of sharpness on my leaf spring nakiri. It arrived super sharp and super fast!

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  Disappointed , December 7, 2020
Posted By: Bjorn Kruse - verified customer

I selected this service with a Daovua Pipeline Tall Nakiri. I consider myself quite capable of sharpening and maintaining edges on all my kitchen knives, but figured since the knife was so economical, why not pay $15 extra. Upon opening my package I was expecting to find an impressively sharp edge, but instead found it almost dull even by factory standards, barely able to shave my thumbnail. I spent 15-20 minutes with my own stones and sharpened it to my standards. For future purchases I'll just handle finish sharpening myself.

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  Good edge, October 15, 2020
Posted By: Clint Dolenz - verified customer

Sharper than I've ever gotten a kitchen knife, in my several years of sharpening. The edge received is a good reference for me to strive for.

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  CKTG finish sharpering, October 1, 2020
Posted By: Gil Clounie - verified customer

All knives I purchase from CKTG get their finish sharpering. Knives arrive at my house ready to go at higher level of sharpness. All the knives are Crazy Sharp. Wow thanks CKTG !

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  Equal parts satisfying and terrifying, September 16, 2020
Posted By: Leigh - verified customer

I had this performed on a VG10 Tojiro and feel like a fool for not having it done one the last two knives I ordered. Giving it the ol fingernail test made my stomach turn and it's easily shaved the hair off my calf. I'm pretty capable of freehand sharpening but this is unreal. A week and a half into hurricane Laura and I used the same knife to have a clean shaven face.

I cannot recommend this option enough


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  Excellent Quality, September 10, 2020
Posted By: Brandon Nelson - verified customer

What more is there to say. SHARP is SHARP.

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  who Knows? , August 19, 2020
Posted By: George Mess - verified customer

After buying the knife sharpening service I realized that I could never tell how good the service is because I will never know how well the knife cut before sharpening, since I bought it along with the sharpening service before it was sent to me. Also the blade arrived with scratches on it which may have been done during sharpening, or it may have already been like that. I'll never know.

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  BB, August 10, 2020
Posted By: Boris Barenbaum - verified customer

EXCELLENT SERVICE

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  Well worth it., August 6, 2020
Posted By: PK MAN - verified customer

You see how sharp your can be.

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  chef knives , August 3, 2020
Posted By: Jensen - verified customer

Well the knife arrived in good condition and very sharp. thanks to mark for sharpening my knife. it was a good job thanks for everything

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  Get this service with any knife purchase...unless..., July 1, 2020
Posted By: Jim H.

If you are a master knife sharpener, then you don't need this service. If you are a beginning or intermediate knife sharpener then get this service. If you do get this service you will have a baseline from which to sharpen again. And even if you are a great sharpener...save yourself the time and get this service. Mark has become a very accomplished knife sharpener. And using Shapton stones just about guarantees a great finished product. Enough said.

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  Clean looking edge but not as sharp as it could be., June 25, 2020
Posted By: Jacob Wade

The edge was clean and pretty consistent. The tip was not as sharp as the rest of the blade. I put a new edge on the blade after a couple days of use because it was not performing as well it could.

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  Excellent zedge!, June 14, 2020
Posted By: Todd March - verified customer

Mark put a beautiful wicked edge (12 degrees!) on my CCK thin cleaver and I'm thrilled with it. I've been keeping it up with a ceramic rod and a leather strop (the extent of my sharpening abilities), and it's been holding up well, continuing to be a giant straight razor that effortlessly slices through veggies, proteins and well, anything, even bread. Getting this done on all new knife purchases (save maybe Takeda-son) is a no-brainer. Mark's service and services are top-notch.

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  Sharp, June 8, 2020
Posted By: Mario Palestini - verified customer

This knife is wicked sharp.I chose the service because I know I couldn't sharpen this knife at home. I have Chef's Choice Model 130 which works very well on my French knives but I know it would mangle the edge on my Japanese knife. For $16 I would be prudent of every new knife purchase to also purchase this service unless you can do it from home. Well worth the cost.

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  Excellent polish , May 30, 2020
Posted By: Mikael Manukyan - verified customer

Knife came polished and stropped. It had consistently sharp edge over all length of it. Also, I liked that there was a paper which told me which angle was used to sharpen as it helped me with my own sharpening as a guide.

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  beautiful polish and shine, May 15, 2020
Posted By: Nathan M Naranjo - verified customer

I can not thank you enough for the amazing job finishing up the edge on my new knife. This is one of the best sharping jobs I have ever seen.

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  Chef knives to go , March 15, 2020
Posted By: Kevin S. Barnacle - verified customer

CKTG is awesome. Fast and friendly, with great products. I recommend them to any chef or cooking enthusiast who like working with professional tools. They have it all!

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  Service is ok., March 7, 2020
Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

The knife I ordered came fairly sharp, but my expectations were a bit higher. The edge looked very good and even. The heel and the point were not sharpened very well. The heel especially had material left that deformed the edge. But the knife came ready to work and that's what's important.

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  Sharp as heck, February 24, 2020
Posted By: Jesse B - verified customer

Sharp edge, very clean. A good edge reference for my future sharpening. Love the transparency on each stone/strip and grit used.

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  Decent edge, February 8, 2020
Posted By: Daniel - verified customer

I am a person that likes to sharpen my own knives. After reading the reviews I decided to pay the extra for this service. I am not sure what the factory edge would have been like without this service but it was probably worth it. However, I ended up sharpening it myself to get the blade a little sharper and polished it to a mirror finish.

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  Great Service, January 20, 2020
Posted By: Alex - verified customer

Worth every penny. Santoku came in razor sharp.

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  really sharp, November 3, 2019
Posted By: Mike - verified customer

came scary sharp. got my new knife with this service on it and thought i would be cool and rub my thumb across the edge. Nope was not going to happen. Very sharp in my opinion
thanks for the awesome work


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  CK2G finish sharpening, August 20, 2019
Posted By: Gilbert Clounie - verified customer

Had CK2G finish sharpening done to kanehide PS-60 Santoku Holy smokes the edge is Screaming Scary Sharp. Hesitate to use because beyond my skills at the moment. Worthwhile addition to any knife.

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  Perfect!, August 15, 2019
Posted By: Iggy - verified customer

Perfect sharp and a great reference point to aim for later!

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  Can't be beat, June 26, 2019
Posted By: Joseph Antonelli - verified customer

Wish I could get the results of the service myself. At the price I consider it a bargain and with the new knife I bought a great reference point from which to begin.

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  Excellent sharpening, June 1, 2019
Posted By: Doug Morton - verified customer

Thought I should give the CKTG sharpening service a try - glad I did - now get it for every knife purchased from CKTG - great deal and great finishing touch!

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  Wonderful Customer Servive, April 5, 2019
Posted By: Rick Morin - verified customer

So sharp I had to back way off on the effort I use and it was rapidly delivered.

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  Excellent add-on for a nice knife, January 28, 2019
Posted By: Jim - verified customer

I purchased the finishing service for my Masakage Shimo Gyuto and it produced a fantastically sharp blade. I've sent out knives to other major sharpening services and I'm really impressed with the service offered by CKTG. I don't know how sharp my knife would have been without it, but when I received it, I was able to cut exceptionally thin slices of paper with perfectly clean edges. I've never seen a blade this sharp. It simply drops through produce. Highly recommended!

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  Great way to start with a new knife, January 22, 2019
Posted By: Timothy c. - verified customer

I ordered this on my takeda banno bunka I recent purchased, Mark did the sharpening as it said on the paper. Amazing edge to start a new knife with, really make it a pleasure to work with.

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  My knife wasn't as sharp as expected., January 6, 2019
Posted By: A. T. - verified customer

To be fair - I can't tell if it's the knife or the service. The small piece of paper says it was sharpened to 12 degrees. I guess was hoping for closer to 9-10 degrees. Many reviews of the knife itself (Daovua Bunka) says that people had very sharp edges sharpening it themselves. I got this service because I am inexperienced in sharpening knives and wanted to really see it's best performance. It goes through tomatoes OK but my ceramic Kyocera (over a year old) does a better job still. I was hoping for more but I can't say if this is more of a reflection of the knife or the service.

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  Exceeded expectations, October 2, 2018
Posted By: David N - verified customer

Mark did an outstanding job on my Takeda nakiri. Value of this service is undeniable.

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  Totally Worth It, September 25, 2018
Posted By: Jake

Knife came razor sharp, been using it for over a month every day and still super sharp. Highly Recommend this service!


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  Purchase with every knife!, September 17, 2018
Posted By: David Nader - verified customer

Unless you have mastered water stone sharpening. this service will without a doubt show you the edge that is possible with your new purchase.

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  Must Have, August 30, 2018
Posted By: Ben

Mark made my Masakage Shimo Santoku 170mm into a laser beam. Cuts amazing and with barely any pressure.

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  Fine 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.

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  Sharpening Service, April 9, 2018
Posted By: Andrew German - verified customer

Ensures the knife arrives sharp. The sharpener's name comes with the knife, so it's really personal service.

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  I didn't know..., March 9, 2018
Posted By: Chad - verified customer

... how much a very sharp knife would assist in having fun cooking. Now I just hope to keep it as sharp!

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  CKTG Finish Sharpening Service, February 25, 2018
Posted By: Bear - verified customer

Worth every penny, sharpened my knife far better than I can. I also liked the memo on what stones they used in the process.

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  GET IT!, December 26, 2017
Posted By: Angie - verified customer

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!

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  Sharpening Service, December 22, 2017
Posted By: Ernie Lee - verified customer

A must have for every every bought knife.

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  Finishing service , November 14, 2017
Posted By: Drew Tener - verified customer

Excellent

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  Knife Sharpening, October 10, 2017
Posted By: Mark D. - verified customer

As always customer service was fantastic. Knives arrived screaming sharp.

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  Really Sharp, August 27, 2017
Posted By: Diego A Santander - verified customer

this is an excellent service from CKTG, the knife came extremely sharp. if you are buyin a knife from this excellent company, you need to get your knife really sharp from CKTG crew for sure:

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  Good reference, August 5, 2017
Posted By: Steffen - verified customer

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.

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  SUPER SHARP, July 31, 2017
Posted By: ED - verified customer

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

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  Wow!, July 21, 2017
Posted By: Edward Roth - verified customer

Highly recommended service! My Kurosaki AS Kurouichi Gyuto came scary sharp, razor of my dreams sharp. Even the tip shaved hair. Nuff said period!

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  Razor sharp results, June 16, 2017
Posted By: Joseph - verified customer

CKTG sharpening service was used and it feel like a razor.

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  Sharpening Service, May 10, 2017
Posted By: Chuck Bonfante - verified customer

It's a great service to ensure that your new purchase is super sharp when you receive it.

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  Worth the investment, March 20, 2017
Posted By: Dave - verified customer

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.

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  Sharpening services, March 14, 2017
Posted By: David - verified customer

I've had three newbpurchase knives go through this service and extremely pleased with the results of their work and happy that CKTG provides this service for their customers.

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