Ry's Knives

oakland area knife sharpening service

for professional and home chefs

11/16/20 FURTHER NEWSFLASH! Regrettably, we're going to be winding down our knife sharpening biz for the next several months. We are incredibly thankful for all the support, and are looking toward 2021 to reopen with expanded services and knife sales. Thank you once again. Take care and stay safe!

NEWSFLASH! Ryan will be headed back to restaurants, and so will be limiting sharpening to a few days a week. We're presently accepting knives on Tuesday 10:00a-5:00p. Most knives can be done same day.

We're offering our sharpening services primarily to Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley, both by drop off and for delivery with no minimums and a reasonable fee.

For those interested in the nitty-gritty, knives will be hand-sharpened on stones, finishing on a Shapton 8000, before being polished on leather strop with 15,000 grit compound. Please see request form below.


  • $7 for 5.9" or less

  • $9 for 6-8" chef knives and Chinese cleavers

  • $12 for 8.1" or more

  • $15 for kitchen shears

  • $20 for gardening shears

  • Serrated knives, folding knives, sushi knives, and other as quoted (photo required for quote)

  • Reshaping edge, changing edge geometry and repairing chips will be as quoted.


  • NEW! Custom sayas now available! Click here for more details!

  • Pickup and drop off in West Oakland and Emeryville area for an additional $5 each way

  • Pickup and drop off in the Bay Area upon negotiation


  • Payment is requested via Venmo or cash. Venmo ID is Ryan-Taylor-118.


Ryan Taylor is a West Oakland resident with over 15 years in the hospitality industry, currently working at a 2 Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco. He has honed his knife skills over decades. Professional and home chefs alike trust him with their blades, which he treats with utmost respect for the perfect edge.