Back in March, the much-beloved, three-decades-old KitchenArts announced it was closing, leaving hounds who cook without a reliable knife-sharpening outfit. The agony was palpable. But no less palpable than the joy that greeted the announcement that the store was sold and has reopened as KitchenWares by Blackstones in the same location. So sharpen away!

Just in case KitchenWares doesn’t do it for you, multiple hounds recommend the services of the Knife Cobbler, a.k.a. Jeff Roy. Based in Framingham, Roy picks up and drops off knives to customers in the MetroWest area and reportedly does a fantastic job.

The Knife Cobbler [MetroWest]
No formal address; call for pickup

KitchenWares by Blackstones [Back Bay]
161 Newberry Street, Boston

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