Saturday, August 20, 2011

Right on Point

Thanks to my good friend, S- I came across a spectacular find today at Williams-Sonoma: free knife sharpening! Evidently, once a month, a rep from Wusthof (fantastic knives, people- definitely one of the best things I ever bought myself) comes to WS and offers free knife sharpening for a couple hours. I know it sounds like such simple pleasure, but let me assure you, we picked up some great tips while waiting for the very kind rep to sharpen away!

Here she is doing her magic...

And she showed us the technique called the "pinch grip" to help utilize larger knives, like the chef knife shown here: It allows for the knife to remain stable while you push through the item being cut. So simple, but really brilliant.

And a few short minutes later, my knives were like new again!

Just a few key points: they have to be Wusthof knives, and there is a limit of 3 per sharpening session.

Check out your local WS to see when your sharpening workshops are available! If you live here in town, the Natick store is hosting one Friday, September 16th from 12-2pm, Saturday, October 8th from 2-4pm, and Saturday, November 19th from 11am- 1pm.

This little tidbit was just a gem of a find, thanks S!


  1. Hi Maria-

    Love your blog spot especially the Wusthof scoop!

    Thank you,
    Deb aka Wusthof Rep.

  2. Hi Maria,

    My name is Keith, I work at JS Public Relations and we represent Wüsthof. I hope you don't mind but we have linked to you blog about your recent experience having your knives sharpened at W-S.

    Check us out:; @wusthof

    You can email me at if you have any issue with this.

    Kind regards,