Wicked Edge chosen as a recipient of the Kitchen Innovations® 2014 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®

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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: 

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Wicked Edge Christmas Schedule

The Wicked Edge Office will be closed December 24-27. All orders made during this time will be shipping the week of December 30th. Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair 2012 Accessory of the Year

Wicked Edge Knife Sharpener - Accessory of the Year

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EulnwCU8vQo

Sharpeners Are In Stock and Shipping

Wicked_Edge_Prec_4df6376986034_400x400Great 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.

If you need further assistance please email us at info@wickededgeusa.com or call toll free Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM, MDT at 877-616-9911.

Diamond Stones Are Almost Here

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.

Our Phone Lines Are Back!

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 info@wickededgeusa.com. Thanks – Wicked Edge

Grits Comparison Chart for the Wicked Edge Sharpener

Grits Comparison Table

 

September 2014 Newsletter

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Hello again to all our Wicked Edge users! It’s been a little while since our last newsletter and we have some new developments to share with you.

After a fairly low-key summer things are heating up again for autumn in Santa Fe. The aspen leaves are just beginning to change and the smell of roasting green chile is in the air. It’s even starting to get a little cold in the mornings, which is big news for New Mexicans after our usual scorching summer.

We’re gearing up for change here at the office as well. We’ve got some exciting new R&D in the works, a new partnership with one of the biggest names in the outdoor industry, and a new challenge to keep Wicked Edge enthusiasts busy for early Fall.

Hiking the Continental Devide

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Photo by Jack Brauer – www.mountainphotography.com

If you follow Clay’s blog, Sharpening Techniques, then you already know that Clay is preparing to take a 100 Mile hike up the Continental Divide. The trip will start near Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado and proceed for ten days all the way up to Silverton. With him he will be taking a single knife that has been sharpened on the Wicked Edge. Because there is a limit to how much one person can carry on a hike, bringing a sharpener for touch-ups is not an option. Clay will be taking a Fällkniven F1 for its low weight and durability. After some very promising tests in the Pecos Wilderness, we’re all looking forward to seeing how well a Wicked Edge will hold up after ten days of heavy use. To follow the trip and check out the details of Clay’s tests, check out Sharpening Techniques.

Bass Pro Shops

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We are happy to announce that our upcoming partnership with Bass Pro Shops is well underway. We will be soon be selling Wicked Edge products in five as yet undecided Bass Pro locations. When these locations are chosen we will announce them in our newsletter. Select Bass Pro locations will also be offering sharpening services using our newest Professional Series sharpener.

Fall 2014 Challenge

For this season we have three-part challenge for all Wicked Edge users.

  1. Sharpen a knife to a mirror polish and post pictures on our forum.
  2. Pass at least Level 2 of the Hanging hair test as described here.
  3. Push cut the corner off a phone book.

We here at Wicked Edge will be doing this challenge ourselves and will be posting results on our Facebook and Instagram. You can post your own results on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, or on our Forum. Good luck!

Keeping Up With Wicked Edge

For all the Social Media junkies out there, keeping in touch with Wicked Edge doesn’t end with our Forum. Check out our Facebook, our Instagram, and our Twitter.

July 2014 Newsletter

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It’s shaping up to be a busy July, following an equally active June, here at Wicked Edge. Blade Show, we’re happy to say, was a rousing success. We had a great time meeting old and new friends and fans of the Wicked Edge. If you missed us this year, don’t worry! We will be returning in 2015. Our next show is the New York Custom Knife Show in November.

The Father’s Day Sale was also a huge success, and we’d like to thank everyone who participated. We aren’t planning any more sales at the moment, but if we do hold one if the future, it will be announced on our Facebook page, so be sure to Like and Follow us to get the latest news.

Also in social media news, we’ve just started our brand new Instagram account! It’s great to see so many amazing knives with awesome edges and, as always, we love getting feedback. Come check us out at Officialwickededge!

From Our Instagram

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New Product: 3 Micron Diamond Stones, Glass Platens, and Diamond Films

This month we are excited to introduce a whole new line of products! Wicked Edge now carries 6 variations of Diamond Lapping Film, Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack to mount and use the Diamond Lapping Film, and 3 Micron Diamond Stones from DMT.

The Diamond Lapping Film is more aggressive than strops and is great for refining and removing scratches at a very fine level. The results they achieve are almost instantaneous. You will be able to watch the shine appear on your edge with just a few passes.

Each sheet of Diamond Lapping Film comes with 10 pre-cut strips that are sized for Wicked Edge handles and each strip will last for approximately 5-8 sharpening sessions. Diamond Lapping Film is a longer lasting and faster cutting abrasive than sandpaper that is better suited for polishing metal. This product should be used with the Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack. The films are peel-and-stick so they are very easy to apply to and remove from the glass platens.

The brand new 3 Micron Diamond Stones are a great addition to any sharpening kit. They are designed to remove scratches left by the coarser diamond stones and further the refinement of your edge. The highly specialized technology needed to plate such fine diamonds is proprietary to our supplier, DMT, making these incredibly fine stones truly unique. Glass platens are mounted on the opposite side of the handles for use with the diamond lapping film of your choice.

Keeping Up With Wicked Edge

For all the Social Media junkies out there, keeping in touch with Wicked Edge doesn’t end with our Forum. Check out our Facebook, our Instagram, and our Twitter.

Downloads

Here are a few files that people have often found useful:

Knife Sharpening Form

Professional Knife Sharpeners’ Log – by Derek Williams

Knife Sharpening Log – by Keith Parker

Drilling Template for Mounting Platform

Field and Sport Instructions

Experiments in Knife Sharpening – by John D. Verhoeven

Packing List and Assembly Instructions for the WE100 Sharpeners

How to Create a Convex Edge

Pro-Pack II and Upgrade Assembly Instructions

Instructions for Re-calibrating your Digital Angle Gauge.

Wicked Edge Hard Case Layout Diagram

Cutting Costs: How Sharp Knives Can Save Your Business Money

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