In Toronto, as a professional sharpening service, we see thousands of knives coming in and out of our doors.
We sharpen A TON of Shun/Miyabi/Global knives, and an equal amount of Wusthof/Henckels.
Every once and a while though we get some pretty strange stuff dropped off for sharpening.
Here are some oddities we put to the stone last month:
- Reed cutting knives for adjusting the mouthpiece of oboes, dropped off by a Toronto Symphony Ochestra musician
- A really poorly made Chinese "Katana" that had been in contact with a cinder-block
- A BlackBerry smart phone! (he really should have bought a RAZR) he had dropped it and formed a sharp burr that he wanted removed.
- Hoof scraping knives for horses from a rider
- A Japanese Chef came in with a Kogatana for woodworking that he wanted turned into an eel knife.
We should really start a photo album, I'll try and get pictures of this stuff in the future