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 
Tower Grove Park
Saturdays 8am-12:30pm
April-November

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

Tower Grove Winter Markets
City Garden Montessori School
Second Saturday of the Month 9am-1pm
January-March

Upcoming Events

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

Sharpening while you shop
May 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Tower Grove Park, Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO 63116
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & most garden tools. Drop off location for reel mowers, chisels, swords, hair shears, clipper blades and... Read more

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

Sharpening while you shop
May 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Tower Grove Park, Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO 63116
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & most garden tools. Drop off location for reel mowers, chisels, swords, hair shears, clipper blades and... Read more

Tower Grove Farmer's Market

Sharpening while you shop
May 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Tower Grove Park, Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO 63116
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & most garden tools. Drop off location for reel mowers, chisels, swords, hair shears, clipper blades and... Read more

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