The knife man

by sam on 03/18/2012

The knife man is one of those ‘only in New York’ (or perhaps even ‘only on the upper west side’) things that my friends who grew up in the city talk about. This guy drives around the neighborhood, waiting for people to bring downstairs knives, scissors, or anything else with a blade that needs sharpening, and then he sharpens them in his ever-more-antiquated truck. A service that only works in a community stacked with close neighbors who don’t drive.

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