Campbell River Knife Sharpening


A beautiful Sandstorm custom knife with a green handle.

When it comes to knives, the sharper the better!

Why You Need to Sharpen Your Knives and Tools!

Tools need maintenance. A dull knife, axe, or other tool isn’t just a pain to use – it’s actually more dangerous than a sharp one because dull tools require much more pressure to cut and are prone to slipping. With added pressure behind the tool, this is a recipe for disaster! You have far greater control with a sharp knife or tool.

But…Only Trust Your Knives to an Expert Sharpener

Poor sharpening can damage the edges of your best knives and tools. Knife sharpening is an art. If you value your knives and tools, then you must get them sharpened by a knife sharpening expert and artist! Custom knife maker Scott Laughlin, owner-operator of Sandstorm Knives, understands exactly how to get a razor sharp finish on your knives and tools.

Scott makes all his own custom knives – for sale at the shop and online – so he’s an expert in sharpening. In addition to making & selling custom knives, Scott also offers a sharpening service at his shop on Rama Road in Campbell River, Vancouver Island. Bring your knives and tools of all sizes here. And remember that all Sandstorm Custom Knives come with the Sandstorm Promise, which includes a lifetime warranty and free lifetime sharpening. So there’s no excuse for a dull knife!

You can also bring your knives and scissors to our Secondary Drop Off location at Campbell River’s YOUR ISLAND KITCHEN DEPOT, located at 900-12th Ave. Drop them off Wednesday and pick them up on Friday.

Sandstorm Sharpening Service

Here’s a list of the many knives and tools that Scott has over 30 years experience sharpening!

Sandstorm custom hunting knife

What’s the point in having a beautiful knife if you don’t keep it sharp?

  • Fishing knives 
    Campbell River is known as the Salmon Capital of the world – with all these fish, your fishing knife had better be ready! 
  • Kitchen knives
    We can even bring back the serrations in your worn-out favourite serrated knives.
  • Hunting knives
  • Pocket and folding knives
  • Meat cutting knives
  • Professional work knives
    And, really, knives of all shapes and sizes…
  • Sewing scissors
  • Pizza cutters
  • Pizza blades
  • Circular saw blades
  • Lawn tools 
    Including shears and clippers.
  • Lawnmower blades 
    …Yes, even push-mowers!
  • Chainsaws
  • Axes and hatchets
  • Swords
  • Drill bits
  • Machetes

Where to Bring Your Tools for Sharpening

You can bring your knives and tools of any size (including circular saws, chainsaws, etc.) to our main shop at 2145 Rama Rd Campbell River, just over the North Bridge. See our hours and contact info here.

We also have a secondary drop off & pick up location at Your Island Kitchen Depot: 900 A 12th Avenue, V9W 6B5, Campbell River. Drop off your knives or scissors by Wednesday and pick them up Friday – so easy!

Click here to see our shop locations


Life is too short to carry an ugly knife! Make sure yours is a cut above the rest.


Nothing stops a Sandstorm.


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