That's a very good question! and one which I'm also interested in knowing the answer to.
Does anyone know if shoe repairers, key cutters would do knife sharpening? It seems sensible to think they might. otherwise, find a blacksmith, or metal work shop (Surrey Docks City farm, or that place on the corner of St James Rd.)
Some restaurants in se1 have mobile sharpeners visit,this involves a man operating a bench grind stone in a van parked up outside their premises,in fact some restaurants have a rotational contract whereby dull knifes are sharpened offsite and fresh ones are left in their stead.
I always found it a simple job to do myself,little and often is the best way with knifes...try the firm below they might service some of the se1 restaurants
Baggia Mobile KnifeGrinding
30 Castlewood Dr,
T : 02088567967
You know, some of us cannot sharpen our own knives because of a little-known disease called sharpus heebjeebitis, in which the patient reports symptoms of extreme heebie-jeebies experienced when dragging a sharp metal object across a stone or metal surface. Sensation begins at the top of the cranium and travels down the HJ pathways of the spine. It's icky.
I've got a really super sharpener,which I got in John Lewis. It not only does the job it also has a very nice design. It's two steels crossed on a spring inset in a black block..wouldnt DREAM of asking anyone else to sharpen my knives. I do it all the time, cant bear blunt knives, they ruin the food.
What a silly question. Obviously you wear a garish stripey costume, carry a spinning target with you and be sure to bring along a lovely assistant wearing lots of sequins and feathers. Then nobody's the wiser.