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The Sharp Brothers

Sharp Brothers

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(510) 900-9273


Austin Freese


In 2004, Austin Freese and his father, Lee Frederick, opened a knife sharpening company in the North Shore communities of Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin. Lee spent his formative years on a farm in Illinois and has honed his craft for over 50 years. Austin began sharpening at the age of 14 and has continued to master his trade ever since. Fast forward to 2012, when Austin relocated to the Bay Area and opened a mobile satellite location in Oakland. The Sharp Brothers can be found popping up at several farmers markets, restaurants, and neighborhood locations throughout the Bay Area. Austin is also available for home bookings and knife sharpening parties. Austin appears at the Jack London Square Farmers Market on alternating Sundays. In addition to knives, Austin has the ability to sharpen garden equipment, scissors, wire cutters, sewing shears, lawn mowers, and salon scissors.


Fun Fact

The Sharp Brothers have sharpened over 100,000 blades!


Oakland, California


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