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I just received and unpacked the knives you sharpened for me. I had wondered if the stainless Zwilling knives were worth the effort to sharpen. I will never wonder again. Unbelievable is the only word that remotely describes what you did to them. I'm almost afraid to use them. They look like razors and feel even sharper. Thanks for the remarkable job.
Bob Tate, you have ruined me forever. I'm not sure I'll be able to use a knife you haven't worked on ever again. Seriously. I have some seriously sharp knives, but none of them cut like the low to mid-range knives you worked on and returned in only a couple of days. I usually prefer thin blade Japanese style knives, but the thick blade Mundial you sharpened cuts better, cleaner, and without any sort of splitting action than almost anything else I've used. And the knives look great too. The little bit of polishing really improves the look and seems to make the knives cut more smoothly as well. I don't know how you do it, but please don't ever stop.
Bravo sir, bravo.
This is a bit delayed, but about a month ago you sharpened some of our knives. It was the first time we used your service via the UPS store on Capitol hill. I did it as a surprise for my hubby who was about to return from a 2 month trip back home in Italy and who is the primary cook in our house. Our knives have never been sharpened professionally, which I'm sure you could see, and they came back so beautiful, honed like jewelery! It has been such a pleasure to use them and feel them effortlessly walk through anything we are preparing. I've shared my experience with friends and will be back soon with the rest of our knives, and then regularly after that. All the best to you and again, thanks for the beautiful work and quick service.
"Better than new" is an oft used phrase, but seldom literally true. This is one occasion when it is! Thanks for the great work sharpening my knives. I'd forgotten what a pleasure it is using such well honed tools.
I have just used your service for the first time and I'm extremely pleased with the results. I sent you my worst knives, the ones that caused a frown when they were used and never held an edge. It was easier to just use a boning of filet knife for everyday use. So they just sat in the block for years. I can now reach for my chef's knife with confidence, knowing that I will actually be able to slice a tomato!
I've just finished washing all the Global knives you sharpened and they look great. The principal reason I'm e-mailing you is to express my appreciation for your work on my 2 Smith and Wesson knives and my K-bar. The finish on my Smith and Wesson knives is much better because of you work, but most importantly to me is the work you performed on my K- bar knife. I was given that knife when I was six and my grandfather didn't allow me to sharpen it until I was nine. I started climbing mountains when I was 14 and that knife went with me to every mountain including Mt. McKinley in Alaska. That knife is very special to me and I've now passed it on to my son. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beauty you've restored to my K-bar.
For Christmas this year, I gave my sone a Shun 8 inch santoku. He dropped while cooking and broke the tip. He was really frustrated about it and didn't know what to do about it. After I suggested that a knife sharpener might be able to fix it, he found your website. After receiving the knife from you, he was amazed at how you'd restored it to it's original condition and he suggested I try your service. I picked up the five knives you sharpened for me and was similarly impressed with your work. The henckles you sharpened for me were every bit as sharp as the new Shun and those blades had a few miles on them. Most impressive. You certainly have a new devoted customer and some who will highly recommend your service to others. Thanks.
I just got my knives and food processor blades sharpened by Bob. He had my knives done in 1 day! One of my wood handles was splitting and he did an amazing job repairing it and now it's almost like new. I can't recommend him enough.
What you do should be criminal!. My knives are now killing machines! I never realized that knives, let alone my knives, could be this sharp. The blade went through broccoli like it was softened butter! Now, if you're ever arrested for creating dangerous weapons, then all other knife sharpeners should be sued for false advertising. You so rock! Thanks for putting the joy back into my chopping!
The pride you have in your work shows in each blade sharpened. We left everything from pocket knives to professional restaurant chef's knives as well as an extremely dull cleaver! As a professional cook, you made every minute of my day better tonight with each blade. Slicing a tomatoe and onion was like butter! Thanks.
How do I express the depth of my gratitude with mere words? You put an edge on my knives I never thought possible and salvaged my amateur attempts at sharpening them myself. I am now fixated on finding tasks to experience the sheer pleasure of a tool that works so well. Thank you so much!
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the straight razors you sharpened for me. The Swedish razor is the sharpest one I have ever used! Thanks!
I used my knives tonight and am IN LOVE with them again! I don't know how you do it but they are as good, if not better than when my mom had me pick them out for my first apartment almost 20 years ago! I'm so thrilled, you have no idea! Thank you!
I sharpened my knives with you about a month ago for the first time and I can't say how happy I am with your service. You had quick turnaround time and much more affordable than other places I researched. And I am enjoying cooking alot more with sharper knives! I will definitely use your services in the furture and refer you to my friends.
Bob; I just started using the knives you sharpened for me. The edge on every single knife is phenomenal! The knife on which you repaired the tip cuts better now than the day I bought it. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Bob; Thank you for the wonderful work repairing my beautiful Wusthof chef's knife. It looks and works great. I'll be sure to keep it away from my husband the next time he wants to open a coconut!!!
Hi Bob; Thank you so much for the great job you did this week on my fancy German chef's knives, Chicago cutlery knife and my little Old Timer pocket knife! You are a real artist! My Chicago cutlery knife felt like a scalpel of Samaurai sword sliding through meat like butter! Best wishes,
Bob; Just a quick note of thanks. My wife was awestruck to see the state of her kitchen knives. It was cathartic for her to let go of years of frustration from having to settle for the condition her knives were in. And while my son tries to keep a poker face, it was obvious how surprised he was to see how much restoration you were able to accomplish. So thanks.
Hey Bob; I just finished unpacking my knives and am blown away! You weren't kidding about being able to shave with them. Thanks for the great job and going the extra mile. We'll do business again.
Chef Dave-Friday Harbor
Bob-I just had do let you know that the two serrated knives you sharpened for me last week are in great shape and a pleasure to use once again. I will certainly bring other knives to you for sharpening and will pass along info about your business to all my friends. Thanks again for the sharp knives and the ultra quick turnaround.
Hi Bob-I picked up my knives this afternoon and just had to write. They work better than when I first got them! It was an incredible pleasure to easily cut the chicken breast I had just sauteed for my one year old's dinner. Usually, I have to 'saw' to get it to cut, but not tonight. Tonight all I had to do was a gentle motion and I had a perfectly cut piece. Tomorrow night's dinner well be Chinese beef and broccoli. I took lessons but have never been able to get the beef sliced thin enough on my own. I know I can do it now with my new sharpened knives! I will definitely bring the rest of the knives I have after the first of the year as well as shout your name from the rooftops so all my foodie friends know whaere to go to get a quality job done.
Best regards, Erica
Hey Bob-Just a quick note to let you know what an amazing job you did on our knives. Of course, having Bob Kramer's endorsement was reassuring. I am always a bit nervous sending my knives out. I have to say that Bob would be extremely proud to know that you're carrying on his fine work with equal skill and care. I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Keep up the good work!
Eric Rupert-Epic Culinary Team
Bob-Thanks so much for the great job you did on our knives for fall quarter! It totally made the difference! Thanks again.
Kim Smith- Professional Baking instructor, Renton Technical Collage
Wow Bob! My husband thought I was crazy to box up our knives and send them half way across the country. But the turnaround was excellent and we are enjoying cooking again! Thanks!
I've meant to write several times since picking up our knives a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to send along my "Wow!" to go with all the others. I used to cringe when someone was visiting and asked where my knives were. It would have been better for me to say "we don't have any..." than to offer the dull pieces of metal we used to have in our drawer. Now- no matter what knife we reach for- it makes the entire experience a joy. No fighting, no smashed tomatoes, no embarrasement. That is worth a lot! I hesitated to contact you 'cause we don't have the high end, pricey knives-just some nice knives, so I wasn't sure you'd even want to bother sharpening "regular folks' knives." You made me feel as though any knife is okay in your book as long as it's sharp. You are as bright as the blades you bring back to life! Thanks!
I have been looking for years for someone who sharpens knives like you do...none found until Bob! My father (a former butcher) taught me the value of a sharp knife and from heaven he is singing your praises and celebrating my good luck in finding such a professional knife sharpener. I'm telling everyone I know about your service. Thank you so much.
-- Sue D.
Just wanted to say a quick "thanks" for the great job you did and let you know how impressed I am with my newly sharpened knives. Thanks so much -- it is wonderful to be able to slice and dice so efficiently again. Will definately pass on my enthusiasm to others!
-- Donna F.
I received the sharpened knives back today and in a word, "BRAVO!" They are beautiful. In this day and age, it is a pleasure to see anything done with pride and done well. Thank you.
-- Charles P.
I picked up my knives yesterday. I haven't yet used all of them, but those that I have used are sharper than they've ever been!! Thank you very much for the great work and the quick turnaround time!
-- Jerry W.
I got the knives late yesterday and wanted to get back to you to tell you that I think you did an excillent job in sharpening all of them. I've never seen such sharp knives and the invoice you gave me for your service was well worth the end result. My hot shot fishing friends in Canada will be envious. Thank you and know that I'll be using you for all of my knife sharpening in the future.
Just a quick note; Oh my God!!! My knives have never been so sharp. I brought and then shipped my knives to Bob Kramer for years and they were well sharpened and you've certainly carried on his great work. Makes me want to dice onions and julienne carrots!
You sharpened two knives for me several months ago and I wanted to say thanks for such a great job! They are still wonderfully sharp and a joy to use. Whenever people talk about the wonderful factory egde on a knife I laugh because your edge is as good or better, plus you shine the blades up so nicely. I'd waited too long to sharpen my knives, not knowing where to go, but now I have no excuse and tell everyone who will listen how great your services are.
Bob, thanks for the work. The knives are sharp as razors!
I had Bob sharpen my Wusthof chef's knife. To demonstrate how sharp the finished work was, he shaved a little hair off his arm with it! So my knife is now literally razor sharp. I have been using this knife daily for a month now and it's still sharp enough to shave with!
Thanks so much for fixing the big dents in my knife. It looks brand new and is sharper than ever. I'll be sure to recommend you to anybody I speak with.
Bob, I really love the work you did on my knives. Better than new!
I just received the knives you sharpened for me in the mail and "WOW", what an excellent job you did. Looking over the knives, I noticed the time and dedication you took in making my knives sharp. I am truely grateful for the quality of your sharpening. Thanks again.
My knives arrived prompty today and I cut some things up for dinner tonight - sharpest knives I've ever worked with. Thanks, Bob.
Bob Tate did a great job sharpening a knife (Shun) that my husband had attempted to sharpen. Bob's service was quick. We just dropped off the knife at one of the UPS stores and our Shun was as good as new in just a matter of a day of two!
Thanks for the sharpening. Knives are in fantastic shape! I am telling all my friends. Thanks.
Everything about your knife sharpening service is wonderful. From the super easy drop-off and pick-up to the incredible sharpness of my knives! I am so happy! Thank you!
Bob, I just wanted to say what a great job you did! They're sharper than when they were new, and they look gorgeous. In a month I'm leaving Seattle to manage a small restaurant on a Carribean island and having really sharp knives like this will make the job much more pleasuable. If I have friends who need their knives sharpened, I'll know where to send them.