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Keep Knives Sharp: Five Recommendations from a Sharpening Service

August 15, 2019

Hiring a sharpening service can add up if you do not take proper care of your knives. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid dulling them too quickly. It just takes extra care and attention, in addition to learning some techniques. Here are five ways to keep your kitchen knives sharp in San Diego, CA: Learn to hone: The “sharpening” steel with your knife set is actually a honing steel. It works by realigning damaged blades and restoring their cutting power. While you only need to sharpen kitchen knives a few times a year (assuming you take care of them otherwise),... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Knife Sharpening and Honing?

August 1, 2019

Customers often visit our storefront stating they need knife sharpening when they actually require knife honing in San Diego, CA, and vice versa. It is apparent that there is some confusion on the differences here, and it does not help that many knife sets come with a “sharpening steel” when, in fact, that tool is used for honing. Here is an overview of these differences and how to tell when your kitchen knives could use some maintenance. Honing vs. Sharpening The tool that many amateur chefs call a sharpening steel is actually a honing steel. Knives become dull because the... View Article

Types of Surgical Blades You’ll Find on the Market

July 16, 2019

If you’re looking to outfit your hospital or surgical center with brand-new surgical blades, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available on the market. There are a number of different shapes and sizes of surgical blades, some of which are designed for specific surgical purposes and others of which are designed for more general use. At Larson Sharpening, Inc., our team specializes in surgical instrument sharpening in San Diego, CA and has a good understanding of the various types of surgical instruments and their purposes. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most common... View Article

The Best Clippers for Dog Grooming

July 2, 2019

There are a lot of factors that go into determining which type of dog clipper blades you should purchase for your grooming service or simply for at-home use. You need to consider their durability, how much maintenance (particularly sharpening) you need to perform on a regular basis, the types of dog fur they’re ideal for cutting, whether you’re in need of something cordless or corded, and the overall value and price of the clippers relative to your budget. Everyone will have varying needs, of course, but occasionally we get asked by our clients about the specific types of dog clippers... View Article

How to Know When It’s Time to Use a Horse Clipper Blade Sharpener in San Diego, CA

June 14, 2019

Are your horse clippers delivering optimal performance? Is it time to use a horse clipper blade sharpener in San Diego, CA? For some, it can be difficult to determine the right time to sharpen horse clippers. Fortunately, you can watch for certain red flags that will let you know this task is needed. Look for the following signs that it’s time to use a horse clipper blade sharpener in San Diego, CA and other signs that indicate different issues. Tugging As you use your horse clippers, do they seem to get caught on the horse’s coat? Are they pulling or... View Article