Art Downing EdgeWorks Will Professionally Sharpen:
• Kitchen Knives and Cutlery • Scissors • Garden Tools • Almost Any Hand-Tool

On-Site & Mobile Sharpening Services For Northern California: Sonoma County, Santa Rosa,
Sebastopol, San Rafael.


Photo: Art Downing, Professional Knife Sharpener Sonoma County
The artisan at the heart of EdgeWorks Sharpening Service is an old school perfectionist, compelled by the values of his grandfather.  He handles every edged instrument or tool entrusted to his care as more valuable than his own.  It's beyond pride in workmanship, it's more of an obsession to make the edge fulfill the potential of the design, material and manufacture that created it.  It's an old school reverence for quality and appreciation of excellence.  Bandaids and care in handling his finished work are recommended.


Click here for knife sharpening while you wait at Sonoma County Farmers Markets

For food service venues & sharpening on location, please click here

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TESTIMONIAL: "I have been very happy with the quality of workmanship Art has put into my knives. Being a chef, I use my knives in one week as most people do in one year at home. When Art sharpens my knives they hold an edge well and he doesn't grind them to nothing when he sharpens them. I would recommend his services to anyone who cares about their knives and their long life." - Chef Nancy Brunner, Swiss Hotel, Sonoma, CA

The Knife Sharpening Process: Sonoma County Knife Sharpening EdgeWorks Van image

Art Downing, professional knife sharpener, sharpens cutlery in 3 stages. The first stage creates or restores an appropriate bevel, the second and third hone and polish this beveled surface with a progression of ever finer abrasives. The result is a razor sharp edge with a mirror finish, that will endure a lot of heavy use.

Custom bevels and alternative finishes are also available.

For scissors and other shears, Art uses professional equipment to produce edges that are 2-3 times sharper than new from the factory.

Knife sharpening while you shop at at these Sonoma County & Marin County Farmers Markets:


San Rafael

  • Thursday mornings, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm year-round at the Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

Santa Rosa

  • Wednesday morning, 8:30 to Noon (alternate weeks) at the Luther Burbank Center (year round)
  • Saturday morning, 8:30 to Noon at the Luther Burbank Center year round)


  • Sunday morning, 10:00 to 2:00 (alternate weeks, see calender) in McKinley Plaza (seasonal)


  • Friday morning, 9:00 to Noon at Depot Park (year round)
  • Broadway Quilts 1: 00 to 2:00 the fIrst Friday of each month


Click here for more info on these Sonoma County Farm Markets

Knife sharpening at your location:

For food service venues: Art will work within your schedule to get your knives serviced between meals. He will show up on time and take your tools only as far away as your parking lot. Contact Art for references. *anywhere on my route or within 10 miles of regularly scheduled venue.

TESTIMONIAL: “De Loach Vineyards has been using Edgeworks exclusively to keep our kitchen knives and tools sharp and ready for action. Art Downing is a great resource since he’ll come right to our location and sharpen all the winery knives and each chef’s personal collection. We recommend him as being reliable, fast and reasonably priced. He’s also full of advice about knife brands and self-sharpening tips.” - Cyndicy Coudray, Hospitality/Culinary Director, De Loach Vineyards

Call 707.694.3721 or email Art for more information or
to set up an appointment to get your knives sharpened today.
Also check out Art's calendar for locations where you can get your knives sharpened while you wait.