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

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

Schlafly Farmer's Markets
Wednesdays 4pm-7pm

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

Upcoming Events

Schlafly Winter Market

March 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO
On-site sharpening of knives and scissors.Read more

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

April 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Tower Grove Park
On-site sharpening of knives and scissors. Find us by the concrete tennis/pickleball courts!Read more

Schlafly Farmer's Market

April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
On-site sharpening of knives and scissors.Read more
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