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Drop-Off Knife Sharpening Service

Expedite your service at Union Market by paying for sharpening here in advance!

Easy to Use Advance Pay Service!

Online Price $13.00
Choose “In-Store Pickup” at checkout

“I bought my knives here and I always bring them back for sharpening. The care with which the staff approaches this task is unparalleled, and the knives are such a joy to use when they have a fresh edge! I won’t take them anywhere else.”

Posted by Kat on 30th Jan 2022

Benefits of Knife Sharpening

  • Sharp knives are more efficient, requiring less energy to cut.
  • Sharp knives are easier to control and cause few injuries.
  • Preserve food quality with clean cuts and less damage.
  • Dull knives require more pressure causing unnecessary wear.
  • …and knife sharpening is not expensive!
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How It Works


Select Quantity and “Pick Up in Store” Option, Checkout.

At the bottom of the Order Confirmation section, there is a field for Order Comments. Let us know the day and time you intend to visit so we can prepare to expedite your service.


Next, Get Ready to Wrap and Drop-off Your Knives.

Wrap your knives carefully and tightly in paper, cloth, or other suitable container and bring them in the store. Need help? Here’s a guide.

District Cutlery
1309 5th St NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Fast Service!

Most Jobs are Completed within 1-2 Hours of Drop-off.

If you can’t wait around for your knives no problem! We will send you a text when they are ready and you can come back at your convenience. Loaner knives available if you need to cook while we have your knives!


What’s the best way to wrap my knives?

Clean and wrap your knives carefully and pack them tightly so they do not move around in the box. Most people use towels or multiple sheets of newspaper. There are many right ways to pack them, but a few wrong ways too; common sense will ensure safety. Here's a visual guide showing one good way to wrap your knives, courtesy of our friends at Town Cutler

Request a free packing kit in the order comment section for orders over $100.

What's the turnaround time?

Most orders are completed and placed in outgoing mail within 24 hours. Shipping times to and from vary by the carrier and service of your choice. Our default return service is USPS Priority Mail, but upgrades are available during the checkout process.

What if my knife is excessively damaged?

We specialize in blade repair and have resurrected the most lost causes. Check out or IG @Districtcutlery to see before and after pics. Repairs by mail can be arranged from the Additional Services section near the bottom of this page.

For handle repair and replacement we can refer you to specialists we trust. Western style riveted handle replacement jobs are labor intensive and start at $250.

Do you offer special pricing on orders of 50+ knives?

Yes, contact to establish a commercial account.

Bulk Discounts automatically deducted at checkout:

  • 10% discount on 6-10 knives per order.
  • 20% discount 10+ knives per order.
  • 30% Discount 20+ knives per order.

Do you sharpen anything else besides knives?

We specialize in sharpening salon styling shears. Customers have trusted us for years with their expensive Japanese shears. You can make arrangements for those here. We frequently sharpen kitchen scissors, axe blades and pruning shears. You can purchase those services on our walk-in service page if you want to mail them in.

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