Staying Sharp

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Alex Moro

Alex Moro

Power, sail, dinghy, kayak; no matter the vessel you own and operate, every watery adventure could use a solid blade – and a sharp one at that – to ensure you’re prepared for the unknown. The “King of Cutlery,” Alex Moro, will teach you his blade sharpening trade secrets, perfected by a lifetime of experience, at The Artful Sailor’s Blade Sharpening Workshop.

Moro learned his practical knowledge from many mentors over the years and he hopes to share this tradition with the community. He opened Al’s Blade Service a little over eight years ago to serve the public and local businesses in the area.

Hosted by the Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply, the three-hour workshop will be held in Port Townsend, Washington, at the Artful Sailor and will start promptly at 0900 hours on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Participants are urged to bring their own blades, shears, and whetstones to sharpen their skills. Sailor’s sheath knives, jack knives, sailmaker’s scissors, and the Norton 1000/4000 Japanese-style combination water stones, Alex Moro’s preferred sharpening stone, will all be available for purchase. Tuition is $40 a person with a max capacity of 12 adults. Act fast! Email or call (360) 344-8120 to reserve a seat.

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Raised in the Marshall Islands but with Washington as her second home, Eva Seelye is an independent writer and former assistant editor at Northwest Yachting. Her on-water enthusiasm surfaces in every aspect of her life. Read up on her adventures at

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