Of all the rooms in my grandfather’s house, my favorite was the kitchen. In the morning, we would be awakened with smells of warm bread, whipped butter and homemade preserves. My sister and I would race to find our Grandfather, always the first one up, sitting at the kitchen table reading the morning paper with a hot cup of coffee and the beginnings of a delicious breakfast. As others trickled into the kitchen, my grandfather would make sure that everyone got their fill of pastries and enjoyed his favorite cherry jam.
On lucky mornings, my family would hear stories about my grandfather’s childhood in Germany and Russia and his incredible journey to America. He taught us about character, moral fiber and endurance without losing hope — a fascinating account of survival and thriving in a new country. Those lessons have stuck with me and to this day, his stories hold reverence and significance in my life.
During some of those treasured visits, I can still remember my Grandfather pulling a worn sharpening stone out of a drawer and inviting me to join him in his task. Holding one of my Grandmother’s kitchen knives in one hand and a stone in the other, he would sharpen and I would watch.
Time stood still as my Grandfather and I conversed – through riveting descriptions, reflective silence and moments of humor only the two of us shared. At the end of our conversations and his sharpening work, he would always confirm that my Grandmother’s knives were like razors by cutting a tomato into perfect slices without spilling as much as a seed.
One day he handed the stone to me … “Now you try.”
My vision to live out the character and courage that touched me as a child writes the next chapter in Grandfather’s story. Schmidt’s Knives LLC is the first sharpening service to radically transform online sharpening as we know it. Our goal is to give customers the same love and attention my grandfather gave to those knives he pulled out of my grandmother’s drawer, serving personal and commercial customers with unsurpassed service and attention.
Thousands of customers later, Schmidt’s Knives carries on the legacy of Wilhelm Schmidt by delivering the kind of quality and customer service that keeps America sharp.
Grandson, CEO and Founder – Schmidt’s Knives LLC
We Became 1st
1st in America to File a Patent on a Return Box for Shipping Knives
1st in America to Eliminate Hand Written, Mail-Order Sharpening Forms
1st in America to Create 60-Second Online Sharpening Checkout
1st in America to Provide Temporary Knives
1st in America to Offer Automatic Front-Door Pickup
1st in America to Offer Restaurants a Cutlery Exchange Program by Mail
1st in America to Include All Shipping and Insurance
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