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Mail-In Knife Sharpening Service

Get your knives done right no matter where you live. Trusted results, fast & easy.

Easy to Use Mail-In Service!


Automaticially deducted at checkout.

  • 10% Discount on 6-10 knives per order
  • 20% Discount on 11-19 knives per order
  • 30% Discount on 20-49 knives per order
Online Price $13.00
Calculated at Checkout

“Sent a utility knife and my best Japanese knife for sharpening… they did not disappoint”

Posted by Dan V. on 29th Jun 2023

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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Want to Purchase Knife Sharpening for a Friend or Family?


How It Works


Select Quantity and Return Shipping Options, Checkout.

Take advantage of our discount program by purchasing future service in advance. Select your return shipping carrier (free USPS for orders over $90).


Next, Get Ready to Pack and Ship Your Knives.

Wrap your knives carefully and tightly in paper or cloth so they do not move around in the package. Need help? Here’s a guide. Send the knives using the carrier of your choice to:

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

Fast Service!

Knives Shipped Back within 24 Hours of Receipt.

Upon receipt and inspection, we will contact you if your knives need additional services. If not, we will get them back in the mail within 24 hours.


What's the best way to pack?

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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