Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Sharp Guy

Pat Romero (who is not related to Matt whom we featured here) can be found at the Santa Fe Farmers' Market on both Tuesdays and Saturdays during the season.  His motto is: Keep on the Cutting Edge" as he sharpens knives, scissors, and tools.  He grew up in Santa Fe and has been engaged in this important sharpening service as employment for all of his adult life.  I asked him if it was a family business, but he repied that it was not: his father was in construction. Below you can see him bent over the tools of his trade with highly concentrated effort to keep his skills sharp.

11 comments:

  1. un coutelier, voila un vieux metier qui a malheureusement tendance a disparaitre

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  2. Kinda looks like a suped up skateboard. I could keep him in business with my knives drawer.

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  3. I guess people would have to know that he is going to be there and to bring their implements that need sharpening.

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  4. Such a worthwhile trade, I'm sure I'm not the only one who becomes attached to favourite knives (for cooking!!) and they do the need the odd sharpen up.

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  5. Nice portraits. I didn't know sharpeners still existed! Wish he was closer. :)

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  6. There is a sharpening service that comes to my local Farmer's Market too but, they work out of a van. What a great service.

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  7. Isn't it great finding people who still do this kind of job?!

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  8. I like all the different sanding belts laid out on his bench.

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  9. I very nice man but I had the sound of the grinder. I hope you made it home ok.

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  10. Great series here, Kate. Thanks!

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