My Story

I learned what “sharp” is some years back when I made a line of high-end infill hand planes for woodworkers under my craftsman name (

The woman who cuts my hair asked me one day whether I could sharpen her salon shears.

Back in my shop I analyzed her shears, made a jig to hold them, and sharpened them on my best Japanese waterstones.

“They’re too sharp!” she told me, laughing. “Dull them back!”

I soon found myself sharpening shears and barber scissors, not to mention kitchen and restaurant knives, clipper blades, and professional instruments all over the Central Coast.

Whodathunkit, huh? I get to do this every day…


What Sets Me Apart

Like me, my customers know what "sharp" is, and they demand outstanding work. I take pride in meeting that demand.