After decades of torturing my kitchen knife on grinding wheels in farm shops or scratching away at it with a whetstone now shaped like a partly-used bar of soap, I took my knife to the sharpening parlor. It got professional treatment.
Michael Givens sharpens knives, and other formerly sharp objects, most Saturdays at the Boise Capital City Market.
The Knife Sharpener let me photograph him on a dark, rainy day, while he shaped, smoothed, and buffed my knife.
Michael piped up from the back, “Someone who married their favorite former boyfriend.”