Hello.

Maria Jansen, SharpenerMy name is Maria and I make things sharp.

I didn't grow up wanting to be a sharpener. The skill wasn't passed down to me through multiple generations. It is a trade that captivated me one day while visiting a farmer's market in Chicago. The sounds, the sparks, the steel.... I came back to St. Louis knowing it was for me. I returned to Chicago for some intense training and spent the rest of the winter practicing on every knife, scissors and tool friends and family could spare. 

I love the challenge of sharpening new objects. I remember my first reel mower, food processor blade and sword. The most interesting thing I've sharpened was a WWI bayonet. 
 

See what I can sharpen for you!

The Team

Jansen Family

This is us. The Jansen Family. We love being the Jansen Sharpening team. From running the overall operation to processing orders, we all do our part to bring you the delight of sharp and durable edges on your knives, scissors and tools. We look forward to meeting you!

Where to find us

Maria Jansen, Sharpening at Farmer's Market
Tower Grove Farmer's Market 
Saturdays 8am-12:30pm
April-November

Schlafly Winter Markets
Last Saturday of the Month 9am-1pm
January-March

Schlafly Farmer's Markets
Wednesdays 4pm-7pm
April-October

Eureka Farmer's Market
1st & 3rd Thursdays 3:30pm-7pm
May-October

Upcoming Events

Schlafly Winter Market

December 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Tower Grove Winter Market

December 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
City Garden Montessori School, 1618 Tower Grove Ave.
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Schlafly Winter Market

December 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

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