Testimonials

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