As you know, I have been an area polisher for several years. I sought out top-flight chefs and even worked in their kitchens preparing their knives. If they are willing to trust you with handmade knives costing anywhere from 500 to +2,000 dollars you had better know your craft!
Early in my career I learned from an old knife forum that professional polishers were few and far between. I was surprised to find out there were only five polishers
the pros trusted--four in the States and one in Canada. This is how I met Ken Schwartz.
Flat out, Ken knows knives--and in every facet. Not only is he a professional polisher, but he has contacts both in the States and Japan.
Recently Ken personally made some specialized stones for me. These did not come off a machine, but were handmade
, hand polished and painstakingly flattened to mate perfectly with expensive knife bevels.
There's a lot to a "simple stone." They first need a dead-flat aluminum mounting bracket. To that is affixed a hand made, perfectly adjusted flat abrasive with a tediously polished working face. Machines cannot do this, just fastidious hours of care.
Below are the latest stones Ken made for me. Knowing my clients, Ken ensures that every bevel is flat, keen and polished to a flawless mirror finish.
If you want the best, call Ken at 209-612-2790.