I had one of those exciting adventures you rarely get in your own city because you think you know everything and where everything resides. Which is why Chef's Armoury in Stanmore was such a pleasant surprise. It performs three main functions. Firstly, it is a comprehensive library of the best artisan Japanese knives in the world. I'd never seen such beautiful knives in my life. Secondly, it is a beer and sake store with a comprehensive range that, upon trying a few, I know I will be back in the future. Thirdly, it is a place where you can get your Japanese steel knives sharpened. And honestly, I could have dropped a bomb had I not had an agenda. I was there to pick up some whetstones. I have been researching on YourTube ways to sharpen my scissors. It's strangely not a service easily available in Sydney nor even on YouTube are their definitive techniques. CLICK HERE
In using whetstones for the first time I was rather apprehensive but to my surprise it was easier than I anticipated and as such I have some rather sharp scissors in my possession now. If you are looking for ways to get razory sharp edges on your knives and scissors, you simply must go to Chef's Armoury or shop their website. They also have informative videos on honing your sharpening technique.