Door To Door Sharpener

November 27, 2009

Bicycle Stone Grinder Knife Sharpener Sparks - Delhi, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Delhi, India)
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A Delhi man uses his ingeniously rigged bicycle to sharpen knives from restaurant to restaurant.

As hard as I looked, I didn't notice a way to unhook this rig. In other words, I think that stone grinder is always in the 'on' position. Knife grinder may likely turn into a 'meat' grinder if he's not careful in traffic.

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Bicycle Stone Grinder Knife Sharpener Sparks Happy - Delhi, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Delhi, India)
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A man hones knives in front of a busy street-side restaurant.

I implied a bit of motion by dragging the shutter. My only regret is not knowing how to say "keep your head perfectly still" to the knife man.

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3 Comments - Door To Door Sharpener

1) Andrew Gould -

Wonderful life in these images. Puts the viewer right in the action.

November 29, 2009
2) TravelGuy -

Thanks again, Andrew!

December 3, 2009
3) Raj -

They stretch and remove the belt between the ring attached to the cycle's rear wheel and the one attached to the grind stone. That puts it in the "off" position! : )

June 22, 2013

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