Professional Knife Sharpening Service

Full Service Knife Sharpening in Black Mountain NC
Minutes from Asheville

Hand Sharpened Edges, Highly Accurate! 

Keith Nix Knives and the Reeder PRECISION Knife Sharpening attachment. Accurate, precise hand finished edges.
Keith Nix Knives knife sharpening service creates edges this accurate
Keith Nix Knives measures sharpness!he BESS "C" Scale of sharpness

Professional Knife Sharpening Service Near You!

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North Carolina knifemaker Keith Nix, located in Black Mountain, offers local knife and scissors sharpening, professional and precise. That is the ability and the tools to take a dull blade and thin the edge if necessary, at a precise, measurable, repeatable angle, hand sharpen, deburr, polish, and strop the bevels in a timely manner with a HIGH degree of accuracy and precision, and then MEASURE the sharpness on the new BESS scale of sharpness.

(See how HERE!).
It is CRITICALLY important that this work not overheat the apex of your fine cutlery. If your knife sharpening person is freehand grinding your fine cutlery on a rapidly spinning belt or wheel, and can't tell you what angle the apex of your edge is, they could be doing you a disservice and harming your blades. Please read THIS research paper by Dr Larrin Thomas.

If you live in or near Black Mountain NC, and you've searched for "sharpening service near me" or "knife sharpening near me", I'm your guy! With fair pricing, fast turnaround, and highly accurate, screaming sharp hand finished edges, I don't know how you could beat NC knife maker Keith Nix Knives blade sharpening service!

Available For Knife Sharpening  In Asheville!

Do you find yourself asking "why are my knives dull so quickly?", or just hate kitchen prep because they ARE dull? Do your kitchen shears or sewing scissors need professional sharpening?  Don't fall for the line, "my machine will make your knife sharp for YEARS!" No machine is magic, and no knife sharpener can make an edge last longer. Read these tips on "How To Care For Custom Knives". Even if your knife is a $10 special, proper care will help the edge last longer!

If you're looking for reliable, affordable local knife sharpening in Black Mountain for your knives, or professional knife sharpening nearby, please consider Keith Nix Knives in Black Mountain NC!

Chips and Broken Tips
Keith Nix Knives offers repair of broken knife tips and large edge chips, knife edge repair, reprofiling, and adjustments to thickness behind the edge, the key metric in KEENNESS. Knife sharpening services available to businesses and individuals in Black Mountain NC, Asheville, Weaverville, Old Fort, Marion, NC and surrounding area.

Edge Thinning

Over the years, as we sharpen our knives freehand, the edge angle gets too obtuse, the thickness of the blade right behind the edge gets TOO thick, and you miss that keenness and sharpness that makes the difference between SLICING carrots and breaking them into pieces that fly all over the kitchen. Sawing tomato slices shouldn't be a necessity. That's when you need a tune up by Keith Nix Knives professional sharpening service to make your dull knives screaming sharp again! Honestly, those sharpeners on the back of your electric can opener, or the drag through kind, tend to do more harm than good. The same can be said for Papaw's side grinder, or any belt sander with a single speed. There is a danger of irreparable harm to your knife. Let a pro touch up your knives once a year or so.

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Fair Pricing- Full Service

Every knife receives this attention:
1) A full inspection of your knife to check for cracks in the steel and other safety issues.
2) Measurement of "thickness behind the edge", the  key metric in keenness.
3) Edge thinning, most often at 10-12 degrees per side for kitchen knives, higher for heavy use knives.

4) Final HAND sharpening, on a fixed angle sharpener (Hapstone), with a progression of diamond stones from 80 to 3000 grit.
5) Final Stropping on leather loaded with .25 micron diamond paste, to polish the apex of your knife and remove the burrs created in the sharpening process.

6) Measurement of the sharpness with the Edge on Up Sharpness tester.
7) Final cleanup and wipedown with isopropyl alcohol to remove residues.
8) 100% satisfaction guarantee!


I took in a knife for sharpening not long ago, and it was the biggest mess I've ever seen. Uneven edge, faceted, and two big gouges, one at the heel, another at the tip. It was obviously done on some grinding machine by an individual who didn't have a clue what they were doing.
I literally had to grind away about 20 years of that knife's life to fix a wreck of a sharpening job that was done by someone who lacked training or a reason to care about quality. And his supervisor didn't care enough about quality to take a look at said individual's work.

I put an acceptable edge back on the blade, but it will never be the same.

I won't ask you to bring all your knives to Keith Nix Knives, but I AM going to say this. There are a half dozen or more REPUTABLE knife sharpeners in Buncombe County and the surrounding area. Including Keith Nix Knives there are two in Black Mountain. To my knowledge, NONE OF THEM work out of a hardware store. Find one of those if you can't find me, please. Don't let an untrained machine sharpener do permanent damage to your blades to save a couple of bucks!
Rant over!

Major edge, chip, and tip repairs might cost a bit more, but I'll quote the work fairly and reasonably. Pickup and delivery is available within 30 miles of Black Mountain, NC for a mileage based fee. Or you may drop off and pick up your knives at my shop. Or I'll meet you in Black Mountain at a location convenient for you.

After I've "freehand sharpened" my own knives on stones for a while, I start losing the correct edge angle, and I need a tune up too. That's when I treat my knives exactly as I'll treat yours. Here's an article I wrote for the FREE Learning blog that explains my entire sharpening process. Just click the link to visit the post:
"How I Sharpen Your Knife"

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Call or text now, or EMAIL ME today to make an appointment for your knives, or set up regular pickup/delivery if you own a business or restaurant. I'll be happy to show you the shop and whatever knives I'm working on!

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Testimonial- "My knives are like new! Keith does excellent work, and in quick time as well, which was important as my knives had not been sharpened in years. I highly recommend him, and will certainly call on him again."