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CHS Pics | Sea Rose Knifeworks, Japanese water stones, and leather strops at Melrose Market

As the cost of doing business on Capitol Hill keeps climbing, many of the new faces in ventures of commerce and creativity in the neighborhood make their presence felt in short-term stays and creative use of space.

Saturday, knife expert Sasha Rosenfeld brought his Sea Rose Knifeworks to Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market for a day of grinding and shaving, with knives “sharpened by hand on Japanese water stones and finished on leather strops.”

Rosenfeld knows his way around the knife block, of course, but he can also handle anything from pocket knives to scissors.

The former chef is hosting pop-ups at the market on Saturdays but you can drop off your hardware any day of the week at the Rain Shadow Meats counter for pickup later in the week. Sea Rose can also handle repairs to, um, knife handles, etc. Prices for sharpening run $10 for smaller knives, $15 for larger.

Some in comments will also mention, no doubt, you can drop off your knives for sharpening at your local chain store’s butcher counter. We’re not going to argue with you and your sharp logic. We do, however, hope you tip well.

You can learn more about Sea Rose Knifeworks with @sea.rose.knifeworks on Instagram.

Knife sharpening @ Melrose Market

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