Knife sharpening business opens

| April 8, 2016

COSHOCTON – Lost Highway Custom Knife Sharpening, operated by Steve Affolter, is located at 44324 U.S. Highway 36, and offers sharpening of straight blade knives, tools and kitchen cutlery and scissors. All are done to a hand honed finish and the business also sells knives.

“You hand me your hunting knife you had handed down to you from your grandpa and I don’t go to the belt grinder and put an edge on it,” he said. “I hone it. This leaves much more metal and razor sharp edge.”

Affolter worked at Stone Container for 41 years and after WestRock shut the plant down he opened his own business on April 4, 2016.

“I’ve sharpened knives and made some over the years and now I can do what I like,” he said. “I am very picky about my work.”

Lost Highway Custom Knife Sharpening is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For information, call 740-575-4621 or visit

“I feel my business addition to this community is an asset,” Affolter said. “If a young kid sees a guy start a business and hopefully does well at it, they will try to do the same. Not a big business, but a lot of small ones can make something happen.”

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