During the pandemic, we are operating by appointment only, using one of our drop-off spots, or by mail order. Contact us today!
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?
Are you paying more for cut-up, prepared vegetables because your knives are too dull?
Did someone misuse your good scissors?
Are you a hair stylist whose scissors are pushing hair instead of cutting hair the way they should?
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.
We have several ways to serve you!
**New Venue in Southern Maryland!** Material Girls Quilt Boutique—We provide drop off/pick up services at Material Girls Quilt Boutique, 6750B Crain Highway, La Plata, MD 20646, (301) 392-9575. All items MUST be packaged or wrapped securely and safely (no plastic bags, please). Please include your name, telephone number, and payment (cash or check made out to Rod’s Sharpening Service).
|Drop off items by noon||Pick up items 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.|
|July 7||June 9|
The Quilters Studio—We provide drop off/pick up services at The Quilters Studio, 9600 Main St Unit L, Fairfax, VA 22031, (703) 261-6366. All items MUST be packaged or wrapped securely and safely (no plastic bags, please). Please include your name, telephone number, and payment (cash or check made out to Rod’s Sharpening Service).
|Drop off items 10:00 to 6:00||Pick up items 12:00 to 8:00|
|July 19||July 21|
Olney Farmers and Artists Market—We provide drop off/pick up service at the market several times this summer and fall. The market is located at the corner of Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Route 108) and Prince Philip Drive in Olney, Md. See the information tent for instructions or download them here.
Drop off items by 12:30
Pick up items by 12:30
Capital Quilts—We provide drop off/pick up services at Capital Quilts, 15926 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, (301) 527-0598. All items MUST be packaged or wrapped securely and safely (no plastic bags, please). Please include your name, telephone number, and payment (cash or check made out to Rod’s Sharpening Service).
|Drop off items by 5:00||Pick up items by 5:00|
|April 12||April 14|
|July 26||July 28|
|October 25||October 27|
Mail order—Download this form and enclose it with your items. Pack items so that pointed blades and sharp edges are secure and protected. Ideas include wrapping in a towel or wrapping each knife in several sheets of newspaper, completely enclosing and protecting the points of each blade so that they don’t poke through packaging. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts or plastic/paper bags.
Items We Sharpen
Personal grooming tools
Axes and adzes
Lawn mower blades
Just about every healthy diet emphasizes fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. You’ll want a sharp knife to cut up all that wonderful food. Make cooking less of a chore!
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!