This is a game changer in the kitchen. You may not know it yet, but having your knives sharpened may very well be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your time in the kitchen.
There is no hard and fast rule for how often you need to or should have your knives sharpened, this will vary a lot depending on how much you use them, the surface you cut on, and how you care for your knives day to day. There are many ways to test if your knives are sharp but the bottom line is if you are having a hard time cutting through the skin of a tomato then the time has come.
Local Root, The Kitchen Store started offering professional knife sharpening at their Cambridge store located on Observatory Hill at the corner of Concord and Huron Avenues in 2012. Now their knife sharpening service has been expanded to The Mill at Newton Lower Falls to better serve Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Natick and surrounding communities in Metro West area of Massachusetts.
To safely bring your knives in for sharpening roll them up in newspaper or a towel, and secure with tape or a rubber band. Your knives will be returned to you with high quality plastic knife guards and a perfectly sharp edge. The turnaround time to have your knives sharpened is usually 48 hours.