Every knife in Boston should be sharpened by Patti...and she'll surely sharpen your soul.
8/8/16 John G. Cambridge, MA
Can't thank you enough for the great job you did on my DULL knives. They work wonderfully. All cut beautifully. Thank you.
7/16/16 Elaine H. Brookline, MA
I spent a long time working on a set of very good knives in very bad shape that I had inherited. After spending many hours working out rust and repolishing the knives, I asked Patti to repair the edge and sharpen them since I don't have any experience there. Patti was very honest when I met her at a farmer's market and said she'd need lots of time with them; within a week she had made them incredibly sharp. I was very impressed with the edges. The price was crazy reasonable for what I assumed was a lot more work then most knives require.
9/21/2015 Kelsey C. Cambridge MA
There is no other way to say it, Patti is fantastic!! She does high quality work at extremely reasonable rates. I started using her services for my business after another vendor badly messed up some of our blades. I now trust her with all of our knives, from the beaters to the heirlooms and she never fails to impress! She is a bit of a character to boot, and I always enjoy dropping by and chatting with her while she is working. An unfettered and wholehearted recommendation!!!
6/25/2016 NextGen Knives Cambridge MA
I would trust Patti Small with any of my knives. She does an outstanding job. Her hand sharpening is first rate.
7/12/2016 MKS Knives Cambridge MA
I saw Patti for the past year or so at different farmers markets and have always forgotten to bring my knives. I always admired that she seemed fussy from watching her, and she has a lot of money invested in her sharpening system (im a knife geek to an extent). She really takes her time and cares about the product her puts out, and ultimately her name is attached to.
This weekend I emailed her on Saturday to see if I could drop my knives off and beg for them back before Christmas. I knew this was a tall order, and expected a higher price, or lets of groveling. She responded right away and said NO problem! I met her at Formaggios Kitchen in Cambridge, dropped the knives off Sunday and she said she would call me when they were ready. The next day @ 9:00 a.m. "they're done!" was the email. WOW!!!
The knives came out great, the angles are both the same, nice shiny edges, and no odd scratches on my blades. I dropped off roughly $700 worth of knives and scissors, and I can honestly say I wont take them anywhere else.
12/20/2011 Jim C. Haverhill MA
Patti is terrific and charges a fair price for her services. I met her at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge one Sunday morning, and 45 minutes later, my three Wustofs and one Henckels were sharper than new! She hand-sharpens each blade, and she had her work cut out for her today--my beloved 9-inch Wustof chef knife had been well-loved with daily use for 5 years and had never been professionally sharpened. When I picked up the knives, each was in a protective sleeve. Tonight, I was slicing and dicing again in fine style! As a fun bonus, when you drop off your knives, you get to meet the dog and parrot that keep her company in her workshop-on-wheels. She keeps her website up to date so that you can plan when and where you want to meet her to do the knives. I chose Formaggio Kitchen so I could pick up some cheese, bread, etc, but she also goes to various farmer's markets, if that's more to your liking.
9/16/2012 Naomi L. Boston Ma