Northwestern Cutlery

Northwestern Cutlery Northwestern Cutlery offers sharpening services and provides Chefs (Pro & Home) a place to purchase high quality cooking supplies! WE'RE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Northwestern Cutlery has been sharpening knives for over 50 years. Originally a knife rental and sharpening service for packing houses, restaurants and deli’s, Northwestern Cutlery has evolved into a full service store for professional and amateur cooks alike. Often Called “A Candy Store for Cooks” by our customers, you can stop in and have your knives sharpened while you wait. While waiting, pickup that hard to find gadget, or add to your cutlery and cookware collection.

Operating as usual

[Asymmetrical Grinds] More of a comparison than an exactitude. The median plane of the knife has been pushed over to one...
12/20/2021

[Asymmetrical Grinds] More of a comparison than an exactitude. The median plane of the knife has been pushed over to one side making it right of left handed. When cutting, the food will be pushed more to one side than the other, reminiscent of a single beveled knife. 70/30 just means that 70% of your bevel is on one side, and 30% on the other. 80/20, 90/10, 60/40 all the same.
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[Asymmetrical Grinds] More of a comparison than an exactitude. The median plane of the knife has been pushed over to one side making it right of left handed. When cutting, the food will be pushed more to one side than the other, reminiscent of a single beveled knife. 70/30 just means that 70% of your bevel is on one side, and 30% on the other. 80/20, 90/10, 60/40 all the same.
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#chicago #hospitalityindustry #chicaofood #chitown #chitownfood #chicagogram #instachicago #windycity #chicagofoodie #chefsknives #cookingsupplies #312food

From tailoring shears to kitchen scissors we take great pride in bringing your tools back life. ..#chicago #chitown #tai...
12/17/2021

From tailoring shears to kitchen scissors we take great pride in bringing your tools back life.
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#chicago #chitown #tailorscissors #shears #scissors #windycity #cutting #snipsnip #scissorssharpening #sharpening #cut #chicagogram

From tailoring shears to kitchen scissors we take great pride in bringing your tools back life.
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#chicago #chitown #tailorscissors #shears #scissors #windycity #cutting #snipsnip #scissorssharpening #sharpening #cut #chicagogram

You can wait for a replacement, or you can fix it. Bent pocket knife clips are just a fact of life...#chicago #chicagoki...
12/15/2021

You can wait for a replacement, or you can fix it. Bent pocket knife clips are just a fact of life.
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#chicago #chicagokitchen #chitownfood #chitown #312 #windycity #windycityfoodie #chicagolife #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagochef #huntingknife #workingknife

You can wait for a replacement, or you can fix it. Bent pocket knife clips are just a fact of life.
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#chicago #chicagokitchen #chitownfood #chitown #312 #windycity #windycityfoodie #chicagolife #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagochef #huntingknife #workingknife

Aritsugu Restoration- Client had their family named engraved on the knife at the Nashiki Market in Kyoto, Japan. Client ...
12/13/2021

Aritsugu Restoration- Client had their family named engraved on the knife at the Nashiki Market in Kyoto, Japan. Client asked for no major reconstruction. Removed the shot blasted kasumi, sanded, polished, etched and buffed. Full spa service.
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#chicago #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodscene #windycity #chitownfood #312food #chicagochef #chicagoland #chicagogram #instagood #instafoodie

Custom Mosaic Pin. Always good to try something new and not get bored...#chicago #chitown #chitownfood #chef #chicagoche...
12/09/2021

Custom Mosaic Pin. Always good to try something new and not get bored.
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#chicago #chitown #chitownfood #chef #chicagochef #chicagofood #312food #chicagokitchen #chicagofoodie #windycity #chicagoland #madeinchicago #chicagobusiness #chicagogram #instachicago

Custom Mosaic Pin. Always good to try something new and not get bored.
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#chicago #chitown #chitownfood #chef #chicagochef #chicagofood #312food #chicagokitchen #chicagofoodie #windycity #chicagoland #madeinchicago #chicagobusiness #chicagogram #instachicago

Always working to help our clients. ...#chicago #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #japaneseknives #japaneseknifehandles #ch...
12/06/2021

Always working to help our clients.
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#chicago #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #japaneseknives #japaneseknifehandles #cheflife #chicagofoodanddrink #chitown #312food #chefknife #chicagogram #chitownfoodies #instachicago #knifehandles

Always working to help our clients.
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#chicago #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #japaneseknives #japaneseknifehandles #cheflife #chicagofoodanddrink #chitown #312food #chefknife #chicagogram #chitownfoodies #instachicago #knifehandles

Another one saved, glad we could get @miguelghuerta his buddy back. ..#chicago #chicagofood #windycity #chitownfood #312...
12/05/2021

Another one saved, glad we could get @miguelghuerta his buddy back.
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#chicago #chicagofood #windycity #chitownfood #312food #chitown #chicagorestaurants #chicagochef #chicagofoodie #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagoland #cheflife #chicagofoodgoals

Accidents happen, they can always be fixed…usually....#chicagochef #chicago #chitown #312food #chicagofoodie #chicagofoo...
12/02/2021

Accidents happen, they can always be fixed…usually.
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#chicagochef #chicago #chitown #312food #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagoland #312 #chitownfood

Accidents happen, they can always be fixed…usually.
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#chicagochef #chicago #chitown #312food #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagoland #312 #chitownfood

[Holidays Hours] Make sure to come see us and get your knives ready for the seasons!..#chicago #chitown #312food #312 #w...
12/01/2021

[Holidays Hours] Make sure to come see us and get your knives ready for the seasons!
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#chicago #chitown #312food #312 #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagoland #chicagofood #chicagofoodies #chicagofoodscene #mychicagopix

[Holidays Hours] Make sure to come see us and get your knives ready for the seasons!
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#chicago #chitown #312food #312 #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagoland #chicagofood #chicagofoodies #chicagofoodscene #mychicagopix

Working the mud...#chicago #cheflife #chicagochef #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chitownfood #312food #chicagolocal #chica...
11/26/2021

Working the mud.
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#chicago #cheflife #chicagochef #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chitownfood #312food #chicagolocal #chicagobusiness #norwoodparkchicago #chitownfoodies #windycity #chicagoland #chicagogram #instachicago

Working the mud.
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#chicago #cheflife #chicagochef #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chitownfood #312food #chicagolocal #chicagobusiness #norwoodparkchicago #chitownfoodies #windycity #chicagoland #chicagogram #instachicago

Kikuichi Maguro-Kiri polishing. 🍣🗡...By our @theedgedprofessional#chicago #chitown #312food #instachicago #windycity #ch...
11/18/2021

Kikuichi Maguro-Kiri polishing. 🍣🗡
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By our @theedgedprofessional
#chicago #chitown #312food #instachicago #windycity #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodscene #illinois #chitownfood #chicagosushi #chicagomade

Thank you all for your service.
11/11/2021

Thank you all for your service.

Thank you all for your service.

[Restoration] Pen knife moving on to the 4th generation. David R. came in with a family heirloom to be touched up before...
11/08/2021

[Restoration] Pen knife moving on to the 4th generation. David R. came in with a family heirloom to be touched up before giving it to his grandson as a wedding gift. He was given it by his grandfather on his wedding day. One knife, four generations of Davids. We were honoured to help!
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#chicago #chitown #312food #windycity #localbusiness #chicagofood #illinois #312 #chicagogram #instachicago #chi

[Restoration] Pen knife moving on to the 4th generation. David R. came in with a family heirloom to be touched up before giving it to his grandson as a wedding gift. He was given it by his grandfather on his wedding day. One knife, four generations of Davids. We were honoured to help!
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#chicago #chitown #312food #windycity #localbusiness #chicagofood #illinois #312 #chicagogram #instachicago #chi

Are you thinking of making a Turducken for Thanksgiving this year? Drop in for a 2 for 1 sale on meat glue (RM Transglut...
11/05/2021

Are you thinking of making a Turducken for Thanksgiving this year? Drop in for a 2 for 1 sale on meat glue (RM Transglutaminase) and get the assurance that it turns out perfectly.
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#chicago #chitown #transglutaminase #meatglue #312food #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #chicagorestaurants #windycity #chicagogram #turducken

Are you thinking of making a Turducken for Thanksgiving this year? Drop in for a 2 for 1 sale on meat glue (RM Transglutaminase) and get the assurance that it turns out perfectly.
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#chicago #chitown #transglutaminase #meatglue #312food #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #chicagorestaurants #windycity #chicagogram #turducken

It’s all about how thin your edge is🔪..#chicago #localbusiness #chitown #312food #illinois #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #...
10/22/2021

It’s all about how thin your edge is🔪
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#chicago #localbusiness #chitown #312food #illinois #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #smallbusiness #knifelife #chicagogram #instachicago #windycity

It’s all about how thin your edge is🔪
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#chicago #localbusiness #chitown #312food #illinois #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #smallbusiness #knifelife #chicagogram #instachicago #windycity

👻 Trick OR Treat 🍭Join us this Saturday for trick or treating from 11am-1pm! #norwoodpark #norwoodparkchicago #chicago #...
10/18/2021

👻 Trick OR Treat 🍭
Join us this Saturday for trick or treating from 11am-1pm! #norwoodpark #norwoodparkchicago #chicago #businessdistrict #halloween #trickortreat #knifestore #familyowned #since1972 #smallbussiness #shoplocal

We will be CLOSED Saturday, July 3rd for Independence Day 🇺🇸 We will reopen Monday, July 5th with regular hours: 9am-6pm...
06/29/2021

We will be CLOSED Saturday, July 3rd for Independence Day 🇺🇸

We will reopen Monday, July 5th with regular hours: 9am-6pm

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

#knifestore #chicago #familyowned #since1972 #shopsmall #fourthofjuly #americasbirthday #holidayhours

We will be CLOSED Saturday, July 3rd for Independence Day 🇺🇸

We will reopen Monday, July 5th with regular hours: 9am-6pm

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

#knifestore #chicago #familyowned #since1972 #shopsmall #fourthofjuly #americasbirthday #holidayhours

Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈🍎🥕🍋🫑🫐🍆Celebrate your pride with color in the kitchen 🌈 #pridemonth #lgbtq #loveislove #chicago #ch...
06/16/2021

Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈
🍎🥕🍋🫑🫐🍆
Celebrate your pride with color in the kitchen 🌈

#pridemonth #lgbtq #loveislove #chicago #chicagoland #chicagoeats #shopsmall #supportlocal #knifestore #familyownedandoperated

Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈
🍎🥕🍋🫑🫐🍆
Celebrate your pride with color in the kitchen 🌈

#pridemonth #lgbtq #loveislove #chicago #chicagoland #chicagoeats #shopsmall #supportlocal #knifestore #familyownedandoperated

Gardening 🪴season is here, are you ready for it?! Come see us and get your tools back in shape. 🪴🪴..#nwcutlery #chicago ...
04/15/2021

Gardening 🪴season is here, are you ready for it?! Come see us and get your tools back in shape. 🪴🪴
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#nwcutlery #chicago #chitown #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagobusiness #localbusiness #gardening #gardenlife #tools #312
#chicagolife #chicagoliving

Gardening 🪴season is here, are you ready for it?! Come see us and get your tools back in shape. 🪴🪴
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#nwcutlery #chicago #chitown #windycity #chicagogram #instachicago #chicagobusiness #localbusiness #gardening #gardenlife #tools #312
#chicagolife #chicagoliving

There’s no denying that we have the best customers. This week a customer took us all the way to Florida! We cannot thank...
03/30/2021

There’s no denying that we have the best customers. This week a customer took us all the way to Florida! We cannot thank you all enough for your continued support, especially during this past year 💚💙

Come stop by for all your culinary needs, and some cool NWC merchandise 🔪

http://nwcutlery.com/product/northwestern-cutlery-leather-patch-hat/

#nwcutlery #chicago #knives #knife #sharpnening #foodie #customerappreciation #312 #chicagoland #illinois #knifemaking #chicagobuisness #shopsmall #shopsmallbuisness #shoplocal #cutlery #cooking

There’s no denying that we have the best customers. This week a customer took us all the way to Florida! We cannot thank you all enough for your continued support, especially during this past year 💚💙

Come stop by for all your culinary needs, and some cool NWC merchandise 🔪

http://nwcutlery.com/product/northwestern-cutlery-leather-patch-hat/

#nwcutlery #chicago #knives #knife #sharpnening #foodie #customerappreciation #312 #chicagoland #illinois #knifemaking #chicagobuisness #shopsmall #shopsmallbuisness #shoplocal #cutlery #cooking

Happy @internationalwomensdayofficial to all the women in our lives!!..#nwcutlery #internationalwomensday #chicago #chit...
03/08/2021

Happy @internationalwomensdayofficial to all the women in our lives!!
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#nwcutlery #internationalwomensday #chicago #chitown #312 #windycity #chicagoland

Happy @internationalwomensdayofficial to all the women in our lives!!
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#nwcutlery #internationalwomensday #chicago #chitown #312 #windycity #chicagoland

[VOSS Cut CO Hunting Knife Restoration] Client came in with his grandfathers knife that was missing a few pieces. Had to...
02/10/2021

[VOSS Cut CO Hunting Knife Restoration] Client came in with his grandfathers knife that was missing a few pieces. Had to make a brass spacer to help put it all back together. Swipe right to see the process!!
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#nwcutlery #chicago #sharpening #knifeporn #knife #chicagolife #restoration #chitown #312 #312food #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #windycity #chicagoland #illinois #chicago #knifemaking #chicagogram #instachicago

A few of the restorations that we’ve done over the last month. Always so satisfying to bring something back to life for ...
01/29/2021

A few of the restorations that we’ve done over the last month. Always so satisfying to bring something back to life for our clients.
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#nwcutlery #chicago #chicagofood #chitown #chitownlife #windycity #instachicago #chicagogram #restoration #knife #kniferestoration #sharpening #chicagofoodscene #foodiesofinstagram #knifenuts

Need something to take care of your knives, tools, and handles? We finally got some @axe_wax in to help you take of your...
01/20/2021

Need something to take care of your knives, tools, and handles? We finally got some @axe_wax in to help you take of your prized possessions. There’s nothing better, so “Beware of Imitations”. 🤙🤙

Need something to take care of your knives, tools, and handles? We finally got some @axe_wax in to help you take of your prized possessions. There’s nothing better, so “Beware of Imitations”. 🤙🤙

This beautiful Gyuto by Master Takeshi Saji came in for a full “spa treatment”. Thinned, polished and treated the handle...
01/02/2021

This beautiful Gyuto by Master Takeshi Saji came in for a full “spa treatment”. Thinned, polished and treated the handle, a lot of love went into it. It’s always a pleasure to see people actually using these amazing tools- here’s to it lasting another 10 years!! Hopefully.

‼️Only 3 days till Christmas, and only 2 days to get into our store and get all your last minute gifts ⏰ Don’t forget to...
12/22/2020

‼️Only 3 days till Christmas, and only 2 days to get into our store and get all your last minute gifts ⏰ Don’t forget to bring your knives for sharpening 🔪

Our holiday hours are:
Christmas Eve 9AM-2PM
Christmas Day 🎄 CLOSED

New Years Eve 9AM-2PM
New Years Day CLOSED

We appreciate all of your support throughout the season and want to thank you for choosing to shop small! Happy holidays from the NWC Family 💙💚

❄️Happy December❄️ We’re ready for the holidays this year! Shop small this season and get your friends, family, or even ...
12/02/2020

❄️Happy December❄️ We’re ready for the holidays this year! Shop small this season and get your friends, family, or even yourself the perfect knife or kitchen gadget! We also have the gift that keeps giving, our gift cards! Come visit us 🔪

#shopsmall #shopsmallbuisness #chicago #shopchicago #shoplocal #shopsmallchicago #supportlocal #supportchicago #knives #knife #sharpening #knifesharpening #cutlery #cooking #kitchensupplies #foodie #chicagofoodie #familyowned #nwcutlery #nwc #candystoreforcooks

From our family to yours, happy Thanksgiving everyone. ..#chicago #thanksgiving #nwcutlery #chitown #312food #windycity ...
11/26/2020

From our family to yours, happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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#chicago #thanksgiving #nwcutlery #chitown #312food #windycity #turkeyday #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chicagorestaurants #chicagogram #instachicago #illinois

FREE pre-thanksgiving knife sharpening class Saturday November 21st at 11am on Instagram Live. For all those who can’t m...
11/14/2020

FREE pre-thanksgiving knife sharpening class Saturday November 21st at 11am on Instagram Live. For all those who can’t make it to see us this year, we will come to you!!
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported us at our grand opening this past Saturday. We were surrounded by family, frie...
11/12/2020

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported us at our grand opening this past Saturday. We were surrounded by family, friends, and most importantly our customers! That’s what we call a great day! Cheers to many years of success and sharp knives🥂🔪🎉 #grandopening #newlocation #nwcutlery #knifestore #familyowned #thirdgeneration #shopsmall #supportlocal #chicago #norwoodpark #thankyou #chifood #kitchensupplies #knives #knifesharpening #candystoreforcooks

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11/05/2020

Northwestern Cutlery's cover photo

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11/05/2020

Northwestern Cutlery's cover photo

Northwestern Cutlery
11/05/2020

Northwestern Cutlery

Preparing for our GRAND OPENING this Saturday, November 7th 🎉✅Entire Store 10% off✅Gifts Available for the First 100 Cus...
11/04/2020

Preparing for our GRAND OPENING this Saturday, November 7th 🎉

✅Entire Store 10% off
✅Gifts Available for the First 100 Customers
✅New NWC Merch
✅Select Victorinox Knives up to 60% off

🚨We can’t wait to officially open our doors and welcome our customers into our new home 🔪

7138 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60656

#grandopening #sale #merch #wemoved #newlocation #nwcutlery #chicago #supportlocal #shopsmall #chifoodies #chicagofood #candystoreforcooks

Thank you to our new friends at WhereWithAll, Chef Johnny Clark, and Chef Beverly Kim for inviting us out to do a demo a...
10/29/2020

Thank you to our new friends at WhereWithAll, Chef Johnny Clark, and Chef Beverly Kim for inviting us out to do a demo a class with them today.
If you are in the hospitality industry and would like to have a class on knife maintenance and sharpening DM us or email [email protected] for more details. Stay healthy Chicago!!
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7138 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL
60656

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

(312) 421-3666

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Stopped in at the new location yesterday--it was time for my kitchen knives to get some much needed attention. Same great and thoughtful service I've come to expect from NW Cutlery. And frankly for me the new digs are easier to get to. Hope the new location brings another successful nearly 50 year run.
I'm in Norwood Park (originally from Lake View) Where exactly will your new shop be?
You'll have to go a long way to find a knife service such as Northwestern Cutlery. No sending your knives away, no three day wait and a return visit, bring them in and get a cup of coffee and you're ready to go. Excellent service in a unique store, I'm sad to no longer be living in Chicago with out their service. Oh BTW don't let the guy on the left of the photo with the glasses touch your knives😁