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SHARPVAN is trusted with more than house knives. In fact, most of the restaurants using our scheduled sharpening services have us sharpen the cook’s personal knives

Arizona’s #1 knife sharpening choice for professional chefs and home kitchens alike.

For more than 15 years, professional chefs have been praising our knife sharpening business for quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. We are a family owned and operated knife sharpening service that comes directly to you to deliver the highest standard in professional sharpening. Simply put, we will give you the sharpest, longest lasting edge while removing the least amount of metal from your knives to increase their useable lifespan. Whether your knives are German, Japanese, 50 years old, or one-of-a-kind, you can trust our experienced sharpeners to restore your knives to their proper function.

Its like getting new knives at a fraction of the cost!



As Founder and Principal of SHARPVAN, Jeremy Babcock demonstrates tremendous passion and provides true value to his clients when it comes to his in-depth sharpening expertise.

Established in 2006, SHARPVAN was designed to bring professional sharpening services directly to the customer’s door.

It all started when a set of knives received as a wedding gift were well past their sharp days. Jeremy set out to find someone to bring them back to life. He went to three different places over the course of a year only to be disappointed by the results. What he found was little professionalism and a whole lot of over-grinding without achieving the desired result. It was then that a light bulb went off and he saw an opportunity to improve on a business that lacked integrity.

Jeremy sought out training from true professionals, whose work not only led to a successful business, but also gained the respect of the professional chefs they serviced. While the learning curve was much longer than anticipated, Jeremy found himself immersed in the challenge of developing his craft and perfecting the equipment he used.

Professional kitchens are busy places, and chefs want their knives back fast, so Jeremy needed to be able to sharpen knives quickly while being very aware of just how little metal needed to be removed to produce the uniformly sharp, long-lasting edge while maintaining a long tool life. Achieving this goal, has allowed him to keep the business of many of Arizona’s most-recognized restaurants, resorts, and country clubs. Today, Jeremy’s depth of experience and expertise is unrivaled within the areas he serves.

Originally from Indiana, Jeremy is a Veteran who moved to the valley over 25 years ago. He enjoys spending time outdoors camping, sailing, and rock climbing with his wife and two sons. He is a strong believer in leaving nature better than you found it and in supporting small business within the local economies SHARPVAN serves.

  • Saves time and hassle with doorstep service.
  • Ensures peak blade performance.
  • Quick turnaround for busy chefs.
  • Custom sharpening for each knife.

Our Guarantee

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We will sharpen and restore your knives to the highest degree possible. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our service, we will do our best to make you another satisfied SHARPVAN customer.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

See What Our Customers
Are Saying

This guy is incredible!!

I have purchased knives from him twice and referred family to him as well. I have not had him sharpen for me, but his knowledge of different steels, blade angles and manufacturers is superb. I live out of his usual service area and dealt with him by phone. He had all the time in the world to help me select the right knives, and I received them within a couple days. If the service you receive is what I received, you will be thrilled with your experience

Steve M.

My Wusthof Knives are so sharp!

I have to warn guest before they use them! Jeremy did a great job. As well as fix a knife that was previously damaged due to sharpening from another company (that I will never use again) Will be using SharpVan everytime!

Angela Vaughan

Excellent service and work!

Jeremy puts a fresh edge on my residential Wusthof blades, elevating my home food-prep game.

While I use a steel to maintain an edge, I was overdue for a grind. Jeremy met me out the back gate of my condo development on his way home from restaurant sharpening. On my first visit, I met him in a restaurant parking lot. Good to know that he is trusted by professionals.

Erik F.

I am so happy I found this service!!!

We have a nice set of very expensive Japanese knives that were poorly sharpened by another service. Fortunately, Sharpvan was able to repair the damage done! Thank you for your kindness and patience. Most of all thank you for knowing your craft! Your pride of ownership shines through in your work. I will never trust another “professional” service with my knives. You have a customer for life.

Penny Brown

The absolute best service you can find.

Jeremy is the man. Super professional and very pleasant to work with. Pita valley will be a customer for a very long time!

Hussein Osman

First time user and very satisfied customer!

Jeremy took the time to tell me which knives and scissors were worth sharpening and why, as well as showing me a better technique for cutting more efficiently. He arrived on time, worked quickly, did an excellent job and charged a very reasonable price. I will add him to my annual list of maintenance tasks. Nice to have someone reliable!

Diane Monteser

What a difference in cutting. I am very pleased with the knives sharpened by them.

I went to a class on barbecuing and the chefs said to have your knives sharpened by a professional. Then tune them up after each using with a sharpening rod.

Richard M.

I had Jeremy sharpen my knives and I’m so glad I did.

What a difference a sharp knife makes! So glad I didn’t spend a lot of money to replace mine.

Sarah Moore

Jeremy made my knives like new again!

He is very polite and responsive. Called and he was able to sharpen same day. I highly recommend this service. It is not expensive and worth not having to invest in sharpening tools that can’t come close to how sharp Jeremy can get the knives.

Jared B.