“The Moleta”

Western style knife grinding or sharpening can be traced back to the northern region of Italy, where the Del Grosso family are from. Luigi received his training in Italy and has been working as a “Moleta” for more than six years.

Knife rental is a concept that has its origins in Italy and is now widely used in Europe and the USA. While being a new concept to New Zealand, it has fast become accepted and relied upon by our customers.

Traditionally the knives were picked up and delivered in carts and sharpened with hand turned stones. While the vehicles and machines have changed the passion and service have not! Like generations of Moletas’ before us we love our work and have a passion for knives, if you ever use a knife sharpened by The Knifeman you will love it too!