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There’s a Subscription for That: Sharp Knives

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseSep 9, 2021 | 1 comment

There's a Subscription For That is a series spotlighting subscriptions the team at My Subscription Addiction finds interesting and is excited to share with readers. 

It's time for some real talk: dull knives are dangerous. It may seem counterintuitive, but keeping your knives sharp is the best way to avoid serious injuries in the kitchen. If you're scratching your head about how that's possible, it all comes down to physics. When you're cutting with a razor-sharp blade, it doesn't take a lot to get the job done. The weight of the knife itself is really all you need to make swift and clean cuts. A blunt edge, on the other hand, requires a lot of pressure to slice, which can cause serious damage if you slip and cut your finger.

But keeping knives sharp can be a hassle. If you sharpen your knives at home, it can be time consuming and a bit of a chore. Taking your knifes to a professional is an option, but then you have to load up a big pile of dangerous tools and transport them to the sharpening destination. If you want sharp knives but don't want to deal with the headache of maintaining them, there's a subscription for that.

PostKnife knows a thing or two about sharp knives. The family-run company has been providing knife-sharpening services for generations. It all started 120 years ago when Giacomo Maestri left Italy for the United States and brought with him an expertise in knife grinding. Ever since, the company has used traditional hand grinding methods to help customers' knives stay diamond sharp.

PostKnife's subscription knife service ensures that customers always have knives that are sharp as can be. Every few months, customers exchange their set of knives for a newly sharpened set. Knives arrive by mail, safely packaged in cardboard sheaths and a cardboard shipping box, and customers return their used set using the provided packaging and enclosed shipping label.

Whether you're working in a professional kitchen or cooking at home, PostKnife has a subscription for you. "At Home Subscriptions" send 3 or 5 knives per delivery, including an 8" straight serrated, 8" chef's knife, and 4" utility. The knives are high-quality and have visible handle fasteners and tang. Shipments of three knives start at $48 per delivery, and PostKnife recommends exchanging for a newly sharpened set every three months.

"Commercial Kitchen Subscriptions" feature shipments of 8, 12, or 20 knives-- everything you need to outfit a commercial kitchen full of workers. These knives are designed for high-traffic use, and the color of the plastic handles rotates to make it easy to identify which knives are from which shipment. Commercial subscriptions start at $44 per delivery for 8 knives, and deliveries are biweekly.

The Details

  • PostKnife is a knife subscription that sends professionally-sharpened knives to your door.
  • Choose between an "At Home Subscription" and a "Commercial Kitchen Subscription."
  • "At Home Subscriptions" send 3 or 5 knives per shipment every 3 or 4 months, and pricing starts at $48 per delivery.
  • "Commercial Kitchen Subscriptions" send 8, 12, or 20 knives biweekly. Subscriptions start at $44 per shipment.
  • Shipping is included.
  • Cancel online.
  • Ships to the U.S.

What do you think of PostKnife? Would you sign up for a subscription? Let us know in the comments.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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My husband, who is a chef, uses this service from a different company and loves it!

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