This guy is probably Malaysia knife sharpening service top guy. A knife enthusiast himself, Mr Loh starting providing the service after much practice on knives he owns himself. I was at OGM recently and manage to see Mr Loh’s hand at work touching up the edges on a really fine knife. Looking at the knife he is sharpening is enough a testament of confidence the knife owner has on Loh.
Many Malaysia knife sharpening service providers do not have the right tools and knowledge for the job. I remember my first encounter with one at Lorong Haji Taib in Kuala Lumpur some time back. An old chap, supposedly well known for servicing and sharpening knives. I went looking for him. Found him but decided to leave my knife in the bag when I saw him using an angle grinder on knives. Albeit he does the final touches on a stone, no way I am letting him have a go at my knife.
Loh uses a combination of methods to sharpen and re-profile knives. The Edge Pro sharpening system seems to be his favorite, with almost all sharpening jobs done with it. I remember trying out a fake Edge Pro but I failed miserably. A guided sharpening system like this requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. Once you have mastered it, the result is nothing short of amazing. Possibly better than the factory’s ‘out of the box’ edge!
Obviously, this Malaysian knife sharpening service is not for your average al-cheapo kitchen knives. If all you have are cheap knives, you should just throw them away and get new ones! But if you have invested in some good knives and appreciate the value of a proper edge, then I highly recommend Loh for some blade edge TLC. Loh has sharpened and profiled enough professional kitchen knives and high end blades to have a good number of returning customers.
A sharp knife is always a safer knife to use and keeping it sharp requires a lot of practice and patience to master. Many have invested in fancy sharpening tools and systems (like myself) but still fail to do a good job.
Thankfully, now in Malaysia we have capable people like Loh to provide knife sharpening and care services. For more information on Loh’s services, feel free to contact him directly at 016-8011621 or Like his Facebook page at The Polished Edge.