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Foster, RI 02825




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About Us ...

Hi, my name is Ryan Small. I am the sixth and current owner of The Sharp Shop. The Sharp Shop was originally started in 1978 (40 years in business!). I got started in this amazing trade back in 2001. I was living in Hillsboro, Oregon at the time when I was blessed to have met a wonderful knife-smith named Ted Harris.


Ted was willing and patient enough to teach me how to hand forge and to sharpen knives. I have been fascinated with it ever since. I learned to appreciate tools and the importance of having the right tool for the right job. But what do you do if you don’t have the tool for the job? You simply make it. This skill was a life changer for me.


For many years I have wanted to work with my hands and make things that others can use for generations. My family and I have since moved to Foster, Rhode Island. Here I have had the opportunity to work with Bill Whitford in Peacedale, Rhode Island which was the fourth owner of The Sharp Shop. It is an honor for me to take over for Bill. I have enjoyed working with him. Bill is one of those guys that you just love to be around.


He keeps you on your toes and makes every situation a learning experience. I will always have a home in my heart for him and wish him the best retirement ever.



25 Johnson Road

Foster, RI 02825

Phone: (401) 397-7467 (SHOP)

Cell: (401) 450-5262


Email: Ryan@ShopSharpRI.com


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