Bernal Cutlery owner Josh Donald, 40, has been sharpening knives professionally for 15 years.

Originally opened in 2005 in Bernal Heights, Bernal Cutlery relocated to the Mission in May 2013. Owner Josh Donald, 40, uses a time-intensive and traditional Japanese whetstone method to sharpen knives and avoids what he calls the “quick and dirty grinder” method.

Bernal Cutlery will offer classes on Japanese whetstone sharpening, western knife sharpening to basic knife sharpening for kids through October. Visit their classes page for a list of upcoming workshops.

Bernal Cutlery
593 Guerrero Street
(415) 902-6531

Follow Us

Sarah McClure loves the colorful writing, and opportunity to connect to larger issues, that Arts & Culture reporting allows—she reads the Times’ Art Beat often. Here, she’s experiencing art on the street that the LA native is accustomed to seeing whiz-by from car windows. She is a Master's degree candidate at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she is specializing in multimedia, Spanish-language reporting and Latin America.

Leave a comment

Please keep your comments short and civil. We will zap comments that fail to adhere to these short and very easy-to-follow rules.

Your email address will not be published.