Feb 3rd drop off (pick up the 4th), Knife/Most Blades Sharpening (drop off and pickup) by Jerry from Get Sharp on Wed Feb 3rd. Drop off at the Mercantile (the store) on Wednesday from 10am -12pm and pick up Thursday at noon, and drop off Wed afternoon and pick up Friday at noon. Payment made direct to Jerry at GetSharp via Venmo or cash. Additional dates are (see also Sustainable Haus Facebook events to sign up.
Additional dates include:
Wed., April 7th
Wed., June 9th
Wed., August 4th
Wed., October 6th
Wed., December tbd
Saturday, Feb 13, 11:30 am Ribbon Cutting & Grand Reopening with Mayor Nora Radest!
It is our Grand Reopening one year after we originally opened (we headed straight into the pandemic, and find ourselves still in the pandemic.) We figured that we should have an official ribbon cutting anyway. I mean how long can we really postpone? And we do have much to celebrate -- a successful first year, a great group of customers, in a very supportive town.
We will have giveaways (since food is out of the question) and we will have discounts - more to come.
We also will have store visits that morning by appointment. If we aren't busy, and have no booked customers, anyone is welcome to come in, but with a 25% capacity (3 people) limit, we may need to have time slots. Please call (908) 612-1638 to schedule a 15 minute slot.
Open 10-6 on Feb 13th. Also a great time to get last minute Valentine's Day gifts!
Don't forget to take our 2021 BringItOnSH Challenbe to bve eligible for a great end of year gift basket.
Here are the Knife Sharpening event details:
Your package must include 1) Your name, 2) Your cell phone number for text contact AND your email address. This information is used to contact you with your invoice for sharpening.
You will need a dish towel (or t-shirt works). Lay the biggest knife near the end of the towel. Roll the towel one turn. Lay the next knife down on top of the first, with the handle facing the opposite direction. Continue rolling the knives into the towel one turn for each knife. Use painters tape, rubber bands, or stretch wrap to hold it together. Garden tools and other larger items can be placed in an appropriate bag with your rolled knives.
ARE MY KNIVES DULL? if you look at the edge in a bright light and you see the edge reflecting light, it is dull. Alternatively, try cutting a tomato, if you squish the fruit the knife is dull.
WHAT CAN BE SHARPENED? Knives: straight and most serrated, scissors, axes, hatchets, swords, pruning shears, sickles, sythes, pizza cutters, commercial grade can opener blades. If you are not sure, just ask.
SERRATED KNIVES? Yes & no. If the serrations are of normal size Jerry can sharpen them. If they are the very tiny "never needs sharpening" design, then only the manufacturer can work on them. If only the edge of your fingernail will fit into the groove, it is mfg. only.
IS IT WORTH SHARPENING? All knives will work better sharpened. Good knives will hold a sharp edge longer. Lower grade metals become dull more quickly.
CAN YOU FIX MY KNIFE? Yes, most of the time. If the metal blade is bent, chipped, or broken I will automatically make an effort to return the knife to its best possible usable condition. Damage repair is a little extra.
HOW DO I BEST CARE FOR MY KNIVES?
Hand wash, hand dry, put away.
Store in a manner that does not allow the blades to contact each other: block, magnet strip, cork stack, etc.
Use a ceramic honing rod, lead with the spine, drag the edge.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SHARPEN MY KNIVES? Every six months is a good rule. Especially if you hone your blades correctly. More frequently if you use them very often or don't use a ceramic honing rod. If you use a glass cutting board you need sharpening every week, or a wooden cutting board.
Zero Waste on a Budget -- tbd,
Makeup & Beauty Event
Sun/Mon July 26-27th 12-5pm
* Mary fromHyssop Beauty will be here Monday 12-3.
* Buy $40 of Hyssop and/or Elate and get denim patched
for free, while you wait.
* Beauty packaging recycling - see recycling page for details
or call (908) 612-1638.
Saturday June 6th 12-3pm Mask sizing/adjusting.
Free, reasonable amount permitted. You must bring clean masks, and
be able to show or tell me the amount of adjustment in inches.
You can get this done Wed-Sat.
Wed June 6th 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 2, 2020 Knife Sharpening