Love Your Knives w/Master Freehand Sharpener Peter Nowlan
Retired Canadian Navy officer Pete Nowlan LOVES knives. In this one-hour workshop, Pete will share the history of great knife-making, demonstrate how to care for and sharpen your knives and maybe even sell you a Japanese masterpiece for your own culinary adventures.
In 1976, I watched my father sharpen a chisel on an oil stone. The process captivated me and my sharpening journey began. I spent decades attempting to duplicate what my father did, but in 2010 things changed. I developed an obsession for Japanese Water Stones and discovered a new sharpening technique and practised feverishly, which led to a love of Japanese kitchen knives and a better understanding of steel. My sharpening business allowed me to work with some great chefs. I retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2014 and I focused entirely on improving my sharpening skills. I sharpen knives daily by hand and enjoy every moment.