In this day and age, it should be no surprise that you can find a way to do or acquire just about anything without leaving the comforts of your home. Going to places like groceries stores or pharmacies is so 2010 thanks to the myriad subscription boxes, delivery services and, oh yeah, a little thing called Amazon. Now, a new company has found a way to eliminate another reason to leave the house, needing to get your knives sharpened. (A pretty sharp idea, if you ask us.)
Knife Aid is a new service that makes knife sharpening accessible wherever you are. If you don’t have a high-end knife store in your town (we can’t all be as lucky as Portland to have Portland Knife House located in town), or you just don’t want to do it yourself (because who has time in this day and age?), Knife Aid is there for you.
(Though, if you want to learn how to sharpen your own knives, we recommend checking out our video here.)
The way Knife Aid works is simple:
- First, you place your order online. Once that’s done, you’ll receive a secure shipping envelope, which contains protective sleeves for the knives and guarantees safe shipping.
- Next, you drop your knives in the package and put in in the mailbox for pick up the next day.
- Knife Aid then sharpens your knives in one day and sends them back, ready for whatever you are about to cut up.
It’s as simple as that. No fuss, no muss, and no chance that you’ll slice your hand open by sharpening the blade the wrong way (or ruining the blade by using that sub-par knife sharpener you picked up at Target that one time in college).
The price, too is good at just $49 for four knives. That includes postage as well as the insurance on your knives while they are not in your house.