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Super Sharp Knives

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Regardless of whether you’re a professional butcher, chef, cooking enthusiast, or you just like learning new skills, knowing how to properly sharpen and care for your knives is one skill you should be adding to your set.

Blunt knives are dangerous and require more effort to cut and to sharpen.  A sharp knife requires much less force to cut into food, giving a user greater control over their blade. A dull knife can slip rather than cut, and once this happens the blade can go anywhere. 

Most people don't know how to sharpen a knife and keep it sharp.  In this class, John Trigg will take you through the secrets of a fine and long lasting edge.  Blade care, storage and proper cutting techniques are covered - all of which you get to practice under John's supervision.  You learn about the different blade types, the different grinds and what to look for in buying a knife.

The class begins with a short theory session on sharpening followed by a demonstration in setting an edge as well as burr removal, honing and touching up.  We then get into the practical session of sharpening and cutting where you get to sharpen the knives that you have brought with you. 

This class will help you choose the right knives for the right job and what type of sharpening tools and methods are the most effective. Stones, steels etc. It will also include how and where to store your knife during and after you are finished working and OH&S issues related to the use and sharpening of knives.

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What you will learn
  • Get hands-on practice learning how to properly sharpen your knives
  • The best stones, steels and off the shelf sharpeners
  • Knife maintenance and blade protection
What you will get
  • The knives you brought will be sharpened!
  • Workbook for future practice

What to bring
  • Your own knives to sharpen
  • Your own sharpening stones or implements
What to wear

Casual clothes

Appropriate for

Chefs, hunters, cooking and learning enthusiasts



Vendor since 2016

Get your skills at www.skill-shop.com.au

The skill-shop provides hard to get and quality skills.  

With its headquarters in Western Victoria - we seek to provide opportunities for people living regionally to be part of exciting workshops and classes that typically might not be available.  We also seek to give people from cities and regional centres an opportunity to see some amazing places while growing a new skill.

Many of our classes are based at the Hamilton Insititute of Rural Learning (HIRL).  HIRL is an amazing venue spread across 15 acres and bordering a 100 acre Eastern Barred Bandicoot recovery enclosure.  It is the perfect place to connect in community and learn together.  http://www.hirl.org.au/ 

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone participating in any classes or coming to any events at Skill Shop or organised by Skill Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.


  • Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Skill Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Skill Shop.

The Skill Shop provides classes taught by people with real industry skills.  Our classes are about participation, fun and learning.

Our classes are non-accredited, they don’t give you any ‘licences to drive’ so repeat after me……. I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by the Skill Shop.


I agree to give Skill Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Skill Shop classes and events or on Skill Shop’s premises.

We only use these through newsletters and social media – if you have a real problem with it, just let us know before class.


Skill Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. Just let us know at info@skill-shop.com.au.  If you miss the deadline, consider paying your ticket forward to a friend.


At the Skill Shop we do our very best to ensure all scheduled classes run.  Sometimes life happens and we may need to cancel if there is an illness or we just don’t get enough participants for the class.

We try to have at least 5 in any class – but if we have to cancel we’ll let you know via email and SMS as soon as possible.  A full refund or credit will be issued.


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02 March 2019 • Super Sharp Knives

Very experienced instructor and support staff. A nice introduction to the basics for butchery knife sharpening skills


28 February 2019 • Super Sharp Knives

Stoked with the class. Very hands on. Great teacher and facilities.


27 April 2018 • Super Sharp Knives

This was a very good practical lesson in the art of getting a very sharp knife. When used in the next session butchering, the knife felt like it was going through butter. Safety was also emphersised.