Contact

Mobile appointments are available throughout the week for veterinary and medical clinics, salons and barber shops, kitchens, residences, and more. Questions encouraged! Drop a line, let us know what you are needing, and we’ll be in touch with more details.

Contact Devin James Fry at 719-201-4570 or by using this form:

Welcome to Knife Party

Medical, salon, and culinary sharpening are our specialties, but frankly, we do it all.

It is our pleasure to serve a wide variety of clients — from medical facilities to corporate campuses, neighborhood restaurants and salons to your favorite coffee shop, and even individuals with only a knife or two. Every job is different and every client receives individual care.

There is no storefront, so you have two options to receive our sharpening service:

  • Get in touch to schedule a mobile visit
  • Visit one of our two weekly farmers market locations

For most residential sharpening — a few knives, say, or a set of them — owner-operator Devin James Fry can be found Saturdays at the downtown Austin SFC Farmer’s Market at 4th and Guadalupe from 8:45AM to 1PM, and Sundays at the Lone Star Farmers Market at the Hill Country Galleria, from 9:45AM to 2PM. Find a safe way to wrap those knives up (we recommend a towel — or just bring the whole block!) and bring them on down to the market. Parking is free, Devin’s turnaround is usually about an hour, and there are plenty of other great vendors’ booths to check out while you wait.

More information is also available on our five-star Yelp page.

Questions are welcome at knifepartysharpening@gmail.com, 719-201-4570, or by using the contact form on this page. Replies are made promptly.

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Equipment

My tidy mobile workshop is built into a 2018 Dodge Promaster van. I use a variety of machines and hand tools to do my work. These include:

  • Katoku Edge Master Flat Hone Shear Sharpening System
  • Arius Eickert Flat Hone Convex Shear Sharpening System
  • Tormek Water-Cooled Sharpening System
  • Delta Pedestal Abrasive Wheels
  • Shapton Ceramic Water Stones
  • DMT Diamond Hand Stones
  • Assorted custom abrasive tools

About Me

I love the feeling of being next to the wheel or at my water stones. It’s calm, precise, even meditative at times. As a proud member of the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners’ Guild, I’ve spent more than ten years refining my skills via training, seminars, theoretical discussion with other professionals in the field, and practice, practice, practice.

I learned the basics of sharpening as a teenager in southern Colorado. I came to Austin to sing and play music, and I still do that. In 2009 I educated myself further about sharpening and began offering the service professionally. Slowly and surely I’ve gained trust from clients here for over a decade.

I make a great effort to come to an understanding with every single person for whom I work. The relationship between sharpener and client has to be one of earned trust.

I’m grateful for Testimony:

Visit Knife Party and get your knives sharpened by a true craftsman at a great price.
Zach M.

He even re-edged a blade that was nicked and chipped to restore it its brand new look. Craftsmen like Devin are rare. Have him restore your blades to their proper cutting glory.
Jon C.

Our knives were sharpened to perfection…probably sharper than when originally purchased!
Isaac C.

Right now I am in safe sharp knife heaven.
Lansing B.

I’m now sitting in my kitchen laughing while slicing through potatoes with ease.  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a really nice dude too, and seems to really care about his craft and customer.
Martin B.

 

 

Photos by R. Tomas Gonzales. Check him out at http://www.rtgonzalez.com.