The Knife Grinding Trucks of Brooklyn

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It's not Henry Westpfal (who we've heard has moved, by the way), but we love seeing the knife grinder truck coming down the street on weekends. The knife man in his old truck stops midblock, rings his bell, and waits for customers to come. The last time we saw him, he also had a dog in the truck with him, seemingly, to just add to the quaint picture...

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While we've enjoyed the sight of the knife grinder's truck on our street, we've never actually used his services. We've read on Chowhound that a few of these services around the city aren't the greatest for price and quality of service. What are your experiences, AT readers? Or are you like us, just enjoying the sight from the window?

There are two trucks pictures, both of which we've seen around our neighborhood. One is Bob's Grinding Service, the other is Del Re's Grinding. (Photos via Flickr.)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.