Northwestern Cutlery is family owned and operated and in it’s third generation.

We have 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.

Show room mid 80’s
Street View mid 80’s
View from the old L stop at Lake & Halsted mid 80’s

Want more History of Northwestern Cutlery?

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Knife Sharpeing