well, i didn't think i would live to use my specialty on this subject on bmw forum.
anyway, Sharpening a samurai sword is very sacred and hard job. Not many ppl can do it properly north America. Meister's arent here, they are in japan or Korea.
Also it depends on what kind of sword you have. Where did you get the sword from and made from what materials. If you happened to bought the sword set from a Chinese mall or like a mall knife shop, chances are they are usually made to imitate the samurai sword(completely different).
Plus, even when you acquired the real set from Meister which I doubt, it is very dangerous to keep them. The real sword made from Meister's are meant to be used by kendoka or Iiyayido trainee. A lot of ppl, I mean a lot of ppl who have money actually bought these sets and happened to cut their own toes from swinging(they are usually very heavy) or their hand(between thumb and index finger from putting back the sword in).
It takes nearly 10 years to use sharpened sword. Up until then we normally use unsharpened sword made from Meister's for the purpose of training.
Also, if its cheap imitation sword, you cant have them sharpened like real samurai sword.
Another point is that, even when you have the real sword sharped by real Meister's, it is very hard to maintain the sword. Each and every time, the sword is used(from training) one has to bite a clean cloth in their mouth to prevent any moistures while they clean the sword. Extreme caution has to be taken to keep the blade "alive".
back to the question, the Meister's when they sharpen the sword, they didnt use any machine but 3 different stones. one for the tip of the blade, one for the middle of the blade, one for the inner blade.
I doubt that there is any real Meister's in Canada to sharpen the sword.
In our club, we ship them out to states to have them sharpened by Meisters(real Meister from japan).
Plus the swords from meisters usually costs amount of money. Minimum for the novice praticenor usually starts from $1500 us and up. The ones that masters use for demonstration purpose from meisters are very expensive.
now I must ask you, why do you need to sharpen the blade? its far better to use a gun