Sharpening Schedule:

All Sharpening received on Monday, August 12 through Saturday, August 24 will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, August 27. Sharpening received on Monday, August 26 through Saturday, September 7 will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, September 10.

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Grohmann Knives Limited is a small family business with a big reputation. Their story begins before the second World War, when a commercial buyer from Quebec traveled once a year to a factory in Sudetenland, then a German region of Czechoslovakia, to buy pocket knives. Every year the buyer would urge Rudolph Grohmann, the production manager at a plant in Mikulasovice (Nixdorf), to come to Canada, promising him help to get started. Grohmann would always decline as he was happy in his own country, but after the war, the political situation grew desperate and in 1949 Rudolph Grohmann accepted the offer. Within a year, Grohmann and his family arrived in Nova Scotia at the invitation of the provincial government that funded Pictou Cutlery. Here, Grohmann and his son-in-law, Michael Babinec Sr., worked along with approximately 30 other people. While Pictou Cutlery was in operation, an American knife company, W.R. Case…