This is very exciting news for us here at Wicked Edge. A lot of people have worked long and hard to bring this idea into reality. Many thanks to all involoved in making it happen. Please visit the awards page on the National Restaurant Association’s webpage here: KI Awards. The product chosen for the award is our new Professional Series Sharpener:
We’re excited to announce the new Wicked Edge Field & Sport knife sharpener. It’s a portable unit featuring diamond grits of 100#, 200#, 400# and 600#, an aluminum easy mounting riser, C-clamp and carrying case. Here are some additional pictres:
We’re very proud to announce that our entry in this year’s Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair was voted Accessory of the Year! We entered the prototype of our new Pro-Pack II sharpener. It’s built on the same platform as the Gen II sharpener, so anyone wishing to upgrade an existing system will be able to. Some of the exciting new features are:
New Ball Joints
Micro Angle Adjustments of +/- .05 Degrees
Vise Jaw Riser allowing for angles as low as 13 degrees (and lower depending on the width of the knife)
Inclinometer by iGaging
The new Micro Fine 1.4 Micron and .6 Micron Ceramic Stones Pack
1/.5 Micron Diamond and Leather Strops Pack
We should have these ready to roll out sometime in the next 4 weeks.
Great news! The diamond stones arrived (albeit a week late after a freight company mix up in Los Angeles) and the Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener – Basic Kits and Pro Pack I’s are in stock and shipping.
As we come out of a large back order due to high demand please expect 1-2 weeks to receive your tracking number.
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We received confirmation today that the diamond stones needed to complete Sharpener Basic Kits and Pro Pack I’s are loaded and trucking from Los Angeles to Santa Fe. They should arrive right after Memorial Day, May 28th. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and look forward to shipping orders as soon as possible.
A lightning storm took out our phone lines over the weekend and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Everything is back on line and working smoothly. Please give us a call Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM, Mountain Daylight Time. You can also email us at email@example.com. Thanks – Wicked Edge
In order to install the new components for the Pro-Pack II or Upgrade Kit, you’ll need to first disassemble part of the WE100 so that you can add the Riser and Extended Base Rod. The instructions below walk you through the process. The instructions are also available as a downloadable/printable PDF here: Assembling Your Pro-Pack II.
Step 1) Remove the Base Rod and Fixed Vise Jaw from the sharpener Base by unscrewing the two Socket Head Cap Screws from underneath the Base Rod using the larger of the hex keys on the Vise Key.
Step 2) Holding the Base with the logo facing you, place the Extended Base Rod underneath the Base, so that the engraved lines on the Extended Base Rod are facing up and the detents are facing you. Pass the 1/2 Socket Head Cap Screw through the Extended Base Rod and screw it into the Base. Only the hole on the right side of the Base (when logo is facing you) is threaded to accept the screw.
Step 3) Place the Riser on the Base with the hole in the Riser aligned with the through-hole on the left side of the Base. Pass the 2 Socket Head Cap Screw through the Extended Base Rod, Base and Riser and screw it into the bottom of the Fixed Vise Jaw.
Step 4) Slide the Ball Joint Assemblies onto the Extended Base Rod so that the Ball Joints face in toward the center of the sharpener, as shown in the figure above.
Step 5) To mount your sharpener to the Mounting Plate, slide the the included washers onto the #10-32 Flat Socket Head Cap screws with the metal side facing the heads of the screws and slide those through the underside of the Mounting Plate. Thread them into the holes on the bottom of the blue sharpener Base and tighten them down with the smaller of the hex keys on the Vise Key. Affix the four adhesive backed rubber bumpers to the underside of the Mounting Plate at each corner.
This was our third year at Blade Show and our best so far. We stayed super busy sharpening knives for knife makers and users alike. We were so busy that it was difficult to even get out and see many of the beautiful knives on display. As always, the people and the community made the show for us. The knife maker and collector community is full of some of the kindest, most down-to-earth people you could ever hope to meet. The shared passion for all things knife brings everyone together in a spirit of exploration and sharing. We are very proud to offer a knife sharpener worthy of such fine cutlery and we love the response from people when we hand them back their knife after putting a Wicked EdgeTM on it.