About Us

About Us

The Best Knife Sharpener Around!

Here at Povinelli Cutlery, we pride ourselves on offering quality products and outstanding customer service. Since 1890, we have been sharpening cutlery for restaurants, meat markets, hospitals, and households.

The original family business was started in the 1890s in Buffalo, NY by John Povinelli and his brother Dominic who came from Carisoloin Trento, Austria. They initially sharpened knives with a push cart-mounted grindstone, and in the early 1900s they started using a horse and wagon.
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In the 1920s, John Povinelli’s six sons joined their father and expanded the business. They were able to cover the city of Buffalo and the neighboring suburbs by doing the sharpening in trucks.

During the 1950s and 60s, John’s grandsons (the third generation) also became involved in the family business. The original business in Buffalo, New York is currently being operated by John’s great- grandchild Paul. More of his great-grandchildren are operating additional family businesses in Carolina (carolinacutlery.com), Arizona (arizonacutlery.com) and Dallas, Texas.

We promise your dull knives will come back to you as good as new!

Hand Knife Sharpening & Dull Knife Sharpening 

Povinelli Cutlery is known for its impressive and safe sharpening techniques. We are proud to serve the entire Buffalo, NY region with our knife and cutlery sharpening services, as well as quality kitchenware and equipment. 

Send Them to Us  

If you’re interested in receiving razor sharp knives through our Professional Knife Sharpening Program, call us today to learn more. You can use our mail-in knife sharpening service to send in knives from wherever you are in the country!

Fast Fixes 
Going without a deli slicer for even just a day can cause some serious backups and downtime; don’t let this happen to your business! If you have a broken meat slicer, mixer, grinder, food processor or anything else, call Povinelli Cutlery today. We’ll have your products working as good as new again in no time.  

Choose/Shop Povinelli for the following:
  • Full Line of Small Wares
  • Flatware
  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Meat Grinders
  • Robot Coupe Equipment
  • Cheese Graters
  • Mixers
  • Manual Processing Equipment
  • Dicers
  • Buffalo Choppers
  • Fine Cutlery
  • Mail-in Knife Sharpening
  • Blade Sharpening
  • Hand Knife Sharpening
  • Cutlery Sharpening
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