Oct 17, 2018 - 10pm
40 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138
The team at Alden & Harlow are excited to host Josh Donald, proprietor of San Francisco’s Bernal Cutlery, for a popup event and book signing. Josh will be on hand demonstrating his knife sharpening skills, signing and selling copies of his newly released book, Sharp, in addition to selling knives.
Bernal Cutlery opened in 2005 and specializes in time-honored Japanese Whetstone knife grinding techniques, which finishes by hand with a modified version of an old fashioned Barber’s strop. Bernal Cutlery offers peerless sharpening services, as well as very high caliber new knives, collectable and vintage models as well as classes in care and sharpening and knife skills. Professional chefs, dedicated home cooks and collectors have been flocking to Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco for over 10 years.
Josh Donald’s experience working with blades moves along the historical record—from working with stone and wood while studying sculpture, to years spent pouring metal at a foundry, and finally working with steel and knives since the mid-90s. Josh and his team have tens of thousands of hours worth of experience in sharpening Japanese, French, and Western knives. This experience allows them to custom fit the best type of edge-angles and finishes to each knife and customer.
The popup will begin at 10pm with the knife demonstration beginning at 11pm; drinks and snacks will be provided by Alden & Harlow with help from friends at Privateer Rum, Buffalo Trace, and Formaggio Kitchen. Tickets are $10 or $30 (which includes the cost of a signed book) at the door. Industry passes will be available on a first come, first serve basis via social media, so make sure to follow us on Instagram @aldenharlow.