A Sharp Knife is a Pleasure to Use!

We sharpen knives, scissors, garden tools, and more!

Serving Frederick and Central Maryland

COVID-19 Notice

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency may hamper our operations for a while. We look forward to serving you when it is safe to do so.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at rod@rodssharpening.com, or call 571-379-6452.

We wish all of our customers continued good health!

Why Choose Us?

Have your knives become dull and unsafe to use?

Do you dread having to fix healthy meals because it’s too hard to chop up all that fresh food?

Did someone use your good scissors on plastic when they were meant only for fabric?

Are you a hair stylist whose scissors are pushing hair instead of cutting hair the way they should?

Are you looking at your garden and thinking that your chores would be so much easier if your tools were sharper?

Our Services

We have five ways to serve you!

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Bring your items to our stall at local farmer’s markets. We provide same day service.

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Drop off your items at selected events or venues. Services must be prepaid and items securely wrapped.
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Make an appointment for service at our home workshop in Frederick (most work takes 15-30 minutes).

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Mobile sharpening — We will come to you! We charge a $100 minimum for travel to residential and commercial customers in Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, or Washington Counties, Maryland.

2020 Farmers Market Schedule

(weather permitting – please check our Facebook page for status)

Olney Farmers and Artists Market / Olney Crafts Market – Sundays from 9:00 to 1:00, May 10 through November 1. No market May 31 or July 26.
https://www.olneyfarmersmarket.com and http://olneycraftsmarket.com

Shady Grove Farmers Market – First and third Wednesdays from 11:00 to 2:00: May 20, June 3, June 17, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19, September 2. https://www.milkladymarkets.org/shady-grove.html.

Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market – Second and fourth Wednesdays from 3:00 to 7:00: May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23.
http://www.mountairymainstreetfarmersmarket.org

Special Events

The Common Market

Join us for Earth Week on Sunday, April 26 from 11:00 to 4:00. 5728 Buckeystown Pike (Evergreen Square), Frederick, Md. Same-day service. We are proud to be one of Common Market’s Community Partners! Show your Common Market co-op membership card and receive $1.00 off the sharpening of each item.

Capital Quilts

April 21, July 21, and October 13 at 10:30 a.m. 15926 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (convenient to Shady Grove exit off I-270). Drop off the day before (see drop-off instructions). Same-day service; however, in case of inclement weather, items may be returned on the next business day.

The Quilters Studio

Date to be determined—watch this space! 9600 Main Street, Unit L, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. Drop off the day before (see drop-off instructions). Same-day service; however, in case of inclement weather, items may be returned on the next business day.

Items We Sharpen

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Chef’s knives

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Serrated knives

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Santoku knives

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Hunting knives

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Pocket knives

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Utility knives

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Cleavers

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Salon shears

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Thinners

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Personal grooming tools

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Straight razors

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Household scissors

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Fabric scissors

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Carpet shears

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Garden tools

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Trimmers

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Pruners

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Loppers

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Axes and adzes

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Machetes

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Kukris

Our knife sharpening won Second Place in a Sharpeners Report contest in Hickory, N.C. in 2015. Unlike some other sharpeners, we use a guided system that guarantees accurate angles.

Just about all diets feature fresh fruits, vegetables, or meats. You’ll need a sharp knife to cut up all that wonderful food!

Salon shears should cut hair, not push it. Properly sharpened shears are easier on stylists’ fingers and wrists, too!

Spend less time on gardening chores and more time admiring the results. Sharpened garden tools are much easier to use!