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102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

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102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

If you’re struggling to name your knife sharpening business, don’t worry. You’re in the right place. In this article, I cover some of the top tips for naming your new business as well as how to make sure the name is legally available for you to use.

Let’s get started!

Related: How to start a knife sharpening business

Guidelines For Naming Your Knife Sharpening Business

Naming a business is hard, especially if you don’t have any ideas or a place to start. So, before you dive in, grab a piece of paper and a pen or open up a blank spreadsheet.

Then, use it as a place to brainstorm ideas and write down words or phrases that come to mind as you go through the tips below.

From there, we’ll talk about how to narrow things down and land on the perfect name.

1. Keep It as Short as Possible

Short business names are usually snappier, catchier, and easier to remember. Ideally, you want to stick to two to five syllables and hopefully no more than 25 characters total.

However, the shorter the name, the better.

With that said, there are exceptions to this, and it’s not a hard rule. But, when you think about huge, notable brands, which ones come to mind?

Nike. Apple. Ikea. Febreeze. Target. Honeywell.

They’re easy to remember because they’re short, simple, and brandable.

Obviously, there are exceptions to these rules. But typically, the shorter and simpler your name, the easier it is for everyone to remember.

2. Avoid Words That Are Hard to Hear and Pronounce

Voice to text and voice search is more popular now than ever before. So, it’s important to consider making your name easy to pronounce and hear.

To do this, avoid using:

  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Complex terms that are hard to spell
  • Words that have several pronunciations
  • Homophones like to, too, and two

Try to keep things as concise and simple as possible.

Since you’re opening a knife sharpening business, it might make sense to use a knife or sharp-related terms in the name, especially if you’re feeling stuck. It may help to just start brainstorming terms, phrases, and words to get all your ideas down on paper.

A few examples of this could include; Cutting Edge Sharpening, On Edge Sharpening, or Razors Edge Sharpening.

For a boost of creativity, expand use the thesaurus to find synonyms around the words of what your business does.  You can either use the thesaurus function from your word processor or thesaurus.com to come up with additional synonyms.

From there, you can cross off bad ideas or any terms you don’t like.

4. Phrases Your Audience and Competition Uses

Your business exists for your target audience, so it’s important to consider phrases and terms they use when talking about having their blades sharpened.

There are quite a few places you can look to see what your customers (and competitors) are saying, including:

  • Facebook groups, posts, and stories
  • Forums related to the knife sharpening business industry
  • Competitor websites, brochures, and flyers

Alternatively, you can ask friends or relatives in your target audience. Hearing it directly from them may help you brainstorm and narrow down your choices.

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road.

5. Neighborhoods, Cities, and Nicknames

Including the name of your city, street, or neighborhood is an excellent way to encourage local shopping and create a strong sense of community in your area.

You can also think about nicknames for your city or neighborhood, as well. Here are some examples to use as inspiration:

  • Arizona Grinding Co
  • Indiana Clipper Scissor & Blade
  • LA Sharpening
  • North Shore Sharpening
  • Premier Sharpening of Atlanta
  • Rocky Mountain Sharpening Shop

With that said, make sure the name you choose isn’t limiting if you decide to move or expand your knife sharpening business down the road.

6. Incorporate Your Name

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name, consider using your name, a nickname, or something personal and unique to you.

This is a fantastic way to build a personal brand if that’s something you want to do. Some great examples of this in action include:

  • Adams Custom Sharpening
  • Brian’s Blades & Tool Sharpening
  • Duff Grinding Corp
  • Kelly’s Edge Sharpening

If you go this route, keep in mind it may make it harder to sell your knife sharpening business later on.

List of Catchy Knife Sharpening Business Names

Here is a list of existing knife sharpening service names that may help give you some creative ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure the name you want can be used.

  • A+ Sharpening Service
  • A1 Sharpening Service
  • Able Sharpening Service
  • Accurate Clipper Sharpening
  • Accurate Tool Sharpening
  • Accu-Sharp
  • Ace Sharpening
  • Adams Custom Sharpening
  • Advanced Tool & Grinding
  • All Sharp and Grind
  • All Sharpening & Grind
  • Always Sharpened
  • Andrea’s Precision Sharp
  • Arizona Cutlery Sharpening Service
  • Arizona Grinding Co
  • Bairco Saw Works
  • Bison Blade Sharpening
  • Bob The Knife Guy
  • Bonika Shears Scissor Mechanic
  • Born Again Blades
  • Brian’s Blades & Tool Sharpening
  • Caution Sharpening
  • Chic Sharpening
  • Chris’s Ideal Sharpening
  • Cleve’s Sharp-Rite
  • Coastal Sharpening Service
  • Cut & Run Mobile Sharpening
  • Cutter Grinder Service
  • Cutting Edge
  • Cutting Edge Custom Sharpening
  • Cutting Edge Sharpening
  • Diamond Wheel Sharpening Service
  • Don’s Sharpening Services
  • Duff Grinding Corp
  • Edge Doctor
  • Edge Of Knife
  • Frank’s Industrial Sharpening
  • Grind N Shine
  • Gulf Coast Sharpening
  • Hanica Shear Mastery
  • Honemasters
  • Indiana Clipper Scissor & Blade
  • J & B Sharpening
  • J & J Saw & Tool Sharpening
  • Keen Kutter Saw & Knife Sharp
  • Kelly’s Edge Sharpening
  • Knife Guys
  • L A Sharpening
  • Leading Edge
  • Lightning Sharpening
  • Magnolia Sharpening
  • Mark’s Sharp Shop
  • Martin’s Sharpening
  • Max The Knife Sharpening Service
  • Midlands Sharpening Service
  • Mobile Sharpening Service
  • Mr. Sharpie
  • North Shore Sharpening
  • On Edge Sharpening
  • Perfect Edge Cutlery & Chefs
  • Perfect Edge Knife Sharpening
  • Pinnacle Sharpening & Blades
  • Precision Sharpening-Key Shop
  • Premier Sharpening Of Atlanta
  • Proedge Knife Sharpening
  • Professional Sharpening
  • Quality Tool Sharpening
  • R & M Sharpening
  • Razors Edge Sharpening
  • Road Runner Professional Sharp
  • Rocky Mountain Sharpening Shop
  • Rod’s Saw Shop
  • Rolling Sharpening Stone
  • Ross Cutlery & Sharpening Service
  • Samurai Shear Works
  • Sharp Edge
  • Sharp One
  • Sharp Point Service
  • Sharp Quick
  • Sharp Shop
  • Sharpening Express & Cutting
  • Sharpening Man
  • Sharpening Shack
  • Sharpening Solutions
  • Sharpvan Mobile Sharpening
  • Shear Edge Sharpening
  • Shear Precision Sharpening
  • Sierra Sharpening Service
  • Sterling Sharpener
  • Supercuts
  • Superior Sharpe
  • Superior Sharpening Service
  • Sure Sharp
  • T & D Grinding Co
  • Thompson Sharpening Service
  • Tom’s Precision Sharpening
  • Troy’s Sharpening & Repair Service
  • Vulcan Edge
  • We Make It Sharp
  • Weekend Lawn Sharp & Repairs
  • Whet Stone Sharpening Service
  • Wicked Edge

Is Your Knife sharpening Name Available to Use?

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability.

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through the most common ones.

Can the business name be registered in your state?

If you plan to register your knife sharpening business name as a corporation or LLC, each state requires a unique company name. 
 
This makes it important to search the Secretary of State’s name database in the state you plan to register to ensure your name isn’t already in use. 
 
In most states, sole proprietorships and partnerships are required to register a Doing Business As (DBA) or Assumed Name if they aren’t doing business under the owner’s full first and last name.  A few states require them to use a unique name, while others will let you pick just about any name you choose. 
 
Related: How to check business name availability in your state

Is your knife sharpening name already trademarked?

When searching for a name for your new knife sharpening business, you need to make sure your new name isn’t trademarked by someone else. If it is, you may not be allowed to legally use it.
 
Thankfully the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) makes trademark searching a breeze through their Trademark Database.
 
If your name is available and you want to protect it from being used by anyone else, you can register your name with the USPTO.

Related: How to check for a trademark

Is a domain name available with your business name?

A domain name is your business’s digital address. With so many people researching online, it’s crucial to make sure your knife sharpening business name is also available as a domain name. 

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing as a domain can cost as little as $10 to pick up. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

You can easily search for a domain using NameCheap’s domain name search tool. 

Finding the Perfect Name: Putting It All Together

By now, you should have a lengthy list of words, phrases, and terms you can use in your business name. At this point, I highly recommend going through and removing any that are hard to spell or pronounce.

Now, you can start combining pieces together until something stands out. It may help to create a list of potential names you can use. From there, you can narrow things down to your favorites.

But before you make your final decision, it’s important that your new name passes a few tests.

Say It Out Loud

Make sure you say your new name out loud. It may look great as a logo, domain name, and on a business card. But it also needs to sound good when you say it out loud.

You can also sit down with someone and talk about your business. Does saying the name in casual conversation sound natural? If not, you may want to consider something simpler or easier to say.

Logo Design

Lastly, think about how to incorporate your new name into a logo. Logos should be simple, memorable, and indicative of your brand.

Take Apple, for example. Their business name easily incorporates into a logo. And today, it’s a household symbol that everyone immediately recognizes.

A logo is an important part of your brand identity, so don’t forget to consider turning your name into a memorable logo as you make your final decision.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your knife sharpening business. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback, and then pick your perfect knife sharpening business name!

Author

  • Greg Bouhl

    With over two decades as an entrepreneur, educator, and business advisor, Greg Bouhl has worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses. Fed up with clients finding and acting on inaccurate and outdated information online, Greg launched StartUp101.com to be a trusted resource for people starting a business.

102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

102 Of The Sharpest Knife Sharpening Service Name Ideas

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