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 13 - November 9

Tower Grove Winter Markets
Koken Art Factory
Second Saturdays 9am - 1pm
December - March

Schlafly Winter Markets
Schlafly Bottlworks, Maplewood
9am - 1pm
November 16
December 7
January 25
February 29
March 28

Upcoming Events

Schlafly Winter Market

SHARPENING WHILE YOU SHOP
November 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Schlafly Winter Market

SHARPENING WHILE YOU SHOP
December 7, 2019 - 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

SHARPENING WHILE YOU SHOP
December 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

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