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

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.

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

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Demos

INTODUCTION
Wicked Edge Knife Sharpener
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MOUNTING
Mounting Your Knife
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Setting The Angle
Setting the Knife Angle
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THE STONES
Introduction to the Sharpening Stones
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Dealers

If you’re interested in becoming a dealer of Wicked Edge products, please go to the  DEALER APPLICATION FORM.
You can fill it out online and send it to us via email,
or print it and fax it to us at (505) 466-6611.

Current Dealers: United States

 

4Bush Weapons Refinishing Systems
Jeff Forbush
1856 Deer Creek Dr
Desoto, MO 63020
314-488-4346
jeff@4bushweaponsrefinishingsystems.com
Apex Cutlery
Mike Sandefur
14700 Metro Plaza Blvd, Suite F
Oklahoma City, OK 73013
405-593-0420
info@apexcutlery.com
Adco Firearms
Steve Thompson
6616 Monroe Street #4
Sylvania, OH 43560
steve@adcofirearms.com 
Arizona Custom Knives
Julie Maguire
2225 A1A South
Suite B-9
St Augustine, FL 32080
sharptalk@arizonacustomknives.com
Beck’s SW Tap Dist
Randy E. Beck
10431 E. Sunnywood Dr
Tucson, AZ 85749
520-760-0504
tapman@tapman.biz
Best Sharpening Stones
Michael Poe
48 Second St
New Providence, NJ 07974
www.bestsharpeningstones.com
mike@bestsharpeningstones.com
Big Bob’s Firearms
3080 SW Liggett RD
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816-564-6931
bigbobsfirearms@gmail.com
Bill Pellegrino’s Archery Hut
Bill Pellegrino
6325 East Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
719-659-6144
billincamo@aol.com
Branson Tractor South
Allan Carroll
4821 High Point Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
336-299-5000
btsmgr@gmail.com
www.bransontractorsouth.com
Chef Knives to Go
Mark Richmond
2141 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726
608-232-1137
chefknivestogo@hotmail.com
www.chefknivestogo.com/
Damage Inc. Tactical
Shannon H. Seaback, CEO
214-475-4892
DmgIncTactical@yahoo.com
www.DmgIncTactical.com
Dark Ops Tactical
David Jensen
621 S Jordan Way
Lehi, UT 84043
801-694-2430
darkopstactical@gmail.com
Discount Hunting and Fishing
Wes Horton
5497 Lakeland Dr
Flowood, MS 39232
601-919-0007
discounthunting@bellsouth.net
EM Gear
Dustin Worl
1250 Old Alpharetta Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-455-5850
dworl@emgear.net
Fort Henry Custom Knives
Vincent Roberts
Kingsport, TN 37663
423-782-9920
vince@forthenrycustomknives.com
www.forthenrycustomknives.com
Grommet Collectibles
Allen Stell
22500 Town Circle, #1024
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
951-697-6468
fireblood@firebloodarms.com
Kingdom Knives
Donald Cota
PO Box 802
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 
Knife Center
Jason Kunkler
5111 Berwyn Road, Suite 110
College Park, MD 20740
jason@knifecenter.com
Knife City
Ofelia Lange
7699 Sun Valley Rd
Sun Valley, AZ 86023
www.knifecityoutlet.com
Linton Knives
Ken Linton
2153 Rolling Creek
Spring Branch, TX 78070
830-885-5052
klinton@gvtc.com
McDonald Tactical Supply
John McDonald
414 Park Circle Drive
Sterling, CO 80751
970-222-7505
mactac@kci.net
Mr. Knife Guy
Brent Averett
395 E Warner Road, Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85225
480-370-8618
info@mrknifeguy.com
Nelson Custom Guns, LLC
Larry Nelson
2309 E Hale Street
Mesa, AZ 85213
602-390-7964
larry@nelsoncustomguns.com
nelsoncustomguns.com
Oldawan – Tools to Stay Sharp!
Bob Nash and Emily Franklin
212 Tesuque Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-570-2040
oldawan.com
info@oldawan.com
Outdoor Products Unlimited
Ken Richardson
570 Lakeshore Drive
Monticello, GA 31064
770-786-5940
ken@outdoorproducts-unltd.com
Penchetta Pen and Knife
Anthony Turchetta
16211 N Scottsdale Rd #A3
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-575-0729
sales@penchetta.com
www.penchetta.com
Scott Solar
12188 Central Avenue #477
Chino, CA 91710
909-957-5212
scott.solar@gmail.com
On the Web
David Steortz
11601 Dowler Ridge Road
New Marshfield, OH 45766
steortz@gmail.com
S & W Guns and Ammo
Walter Lanham
6663 Middle Fork road
Advent, WV 25231
304-549-0718
walt@swguns.com
TopSpecUS.com
Jacksonville, FL 32204
904-357-0447
TopSpecUS.comrbs@topspecus.com
Tradesman’s Tools Direct
Jim Jenkins
1136 Spring Mill Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047
770-564-3546
jimjenkinsttd@gmail.com
Winkler Knives
Daniel Winkler
PO Box 2166
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
danielwinkler@bellsouth.net
www.winklerknives.com
White Mountain Knives, LLC
Justin Malone
20 State Street
Rochester, NH 03867
603-866-4752
whitemountainknives@gmail.com

Current Dealers: International

 

Blades NZ
Paul Davis
134 Brightside Road
Stanmore Bay, Aukland 0932
New Zealand
bladesnz@vodafone.co.nz
Peter Fronteddu
Steinhellstrasse 7
90459 Nurenberg
Germany
peter.fronteddu@t-online.de 
Jentronic Pty Ltd
Johan Maree
PO Box 39421 Booysens
Johannesburg, 2061
South Africa
27825600882
jentron@mweb.co.za
L’Atelier du Tranchant
Benoit Membre
40, rue Saint Maurice
02320 Brancourt en Laonnois
France
+33622921220
benoit.membre@latelierdutranchant.com
www.latelierdutranchant.com
Perry’s Gun Shop
Reg Perry
1325 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste Marie
Ontario P6A 5K7
Canada
705-759-8346
perrysgunandbow@shaw.ca
P.M.P Company s.r.o.-Jatagan.eu
Vojta Petira
Namesti 14. rinja 1307/2
Prague 5
15000
Czech Republic and
Slovakia
shop@jatagan.eu
www.jatagan.eu
Replik Art D.O.O.
Krunoslac Kovacic
Franje Markovica 27
48260 Krizevci
Croatia
info@replikart.com
Rotterdam Knives
Jerry Considine
Maarland Noordzijde 103
NL-3231 CH Brielle
The Netherlands
info@rotterdamknives.com
Sharp Knives South Africa
Gert Potgieter
115 West Street
Sandown, Gautneg 1452
South Africa
+27 (0) 82 572 4099
Knife@polka.co.za 
Sharpfection
Tony Jackson
PO Box 3070 Weston Creek
Canberra 2611
Australia
0424272514
www.sharpfection.com.au
tony.jackson@sharpfection.com.au
Target Gallery
Guy Morrison
P.O.B. 46168 2350 24 St
Edmonton, AB T6T 0K8
Canada
780 485 5175
targetgallery@shaw.ca 
ZAO “Elit Steel”
Prospect Mira, VVC, Pavillion 69
MTB, Office 103
Moscow, Russia
129223
Tel +7 495 234 51 72
Fax +7 495 974 75 23
www.elitsteel.ru
www.knife.ru

 

Return Authorization Request

Wicked Edge
3 Caliente Road
Suite 8
Santa Fe, NM 87508 USA
877-616-9911

 

General Return Policy
Please read this policy and use the form below to submit your request.

Within 30 days of the receipt of your order, you may return products for a refund.

To begin the return process please go to “Returns” under the information box on the left panel and follow the steps indicated to create an online return request. Once the return request has been filed you will be issued a Return Merchandise Number (RMA#) from Wicked Edge™, which must be sent with the product. You will have 30 days in which to return the product. After 30 days, the Return Authorization will expire and no replacements or refunds will be given.

Acceptable returned merchandise must be:

  • Accompanied by a Return Merchandise Number (RMA#), issued by Wicked Edgeâ„¢.

support@wickededgeusa.com, clearly stating the conditions of your return.

Products Damaged During Shipment and Defective Products

After receiving your shipment, you have two weeks in which to inspect the product(s) and inform Wicked Edgeâ„¢ of any manufacturing defects or damages that occurred prior to delivery. Wicked Edgeâ„¢ will repair or replace the damaged or defective goods for no additional charge.

 

CREATE RMA FORM HERE

Can the Wicked Edge Sharpen Straight Razors?

This is a question we often get. I’ve had great success sharpening straight razors with the Wicked Edge. The video below shows the technique for honing and stropping your razor with the sharpener.

Can the Wicked Edge Sharpen and Maintain Convex Edges?

Convex edges are very easy to work with in the Wicked Edge. You can maintain a convex edge already on the knife and you can also create your own convex edge. To maintain the edge on a knife that already has a convex edge, all you really need to do is to use a marker and find out what the final edge angle is. There are detailed instructions of finding your angle here: Finding Your Angle. From there, you move the Collars to 1 degree lower than the edge angle and use your strops to refine the edge. If the knife has seen a lot of hard work and the edge is rolled over, you might need to strop at the actual edge angle.

To create a convex edge from scratch, all you need to do is pick your starting angle, the angle you want the shoulders to be ground at, and make two brand new bevels (called the primary bevels) at that angle, making sure that both bevels reach all the way to the edge. You’ll know you’ve reached the edge when you can detect a burr from each side when sharpening the opposite side. There is a detailed description of drawing the burr here: Drawing a Burr. Once you’ve reground the bevels to the lowest angle, progress through the grits until you achieve the desired level of polish. Then, move the collars out to the angle you’d like for your final angle and create a small bevel (called the edge bevel) using the fine stones. This only takes a moment.  Move the collars in 1 or 2 degrees and create another bevel (called the secondary bevel) in between the primary bevel and the edge bevel. Creating the secondary bevel is very fast. Once all three bevels are created, clean the blade well and move the collars in to the lowest angle, the angle of the primary bevel. Strop the knife at this angle until the bevels are blended into a continuous curve giving you a precise, convex edge. The video below shows the entire process:

I’ve heard that it’s proper to sharpen into the blade. Why do your videos show the stone moving away from the blade?

With the Wicked Edgeâ„¢, it is easy to sharpen in either direction and with any particular bias from either tip to heel or heel to tip. It is safer to use an “away” motion. We’ve tested the sharpening direction on literally thousands of blades and found the practical result to be the same whether sharpnening into the blade or away. Examined under a microscope, the edge has a very similar appearance except that there is less fragmented metal deposited along the bevel of the blade when it is sharpened from the spine outward.

Can the Wicked Edge Sharpen Serrated Blades?

At the moment, no. We are completing a brand new technology that will make the Wicked Edgeâ„¢ able to sharpen a serrated knife without changing the serration pattern. We will update this FAQ once we have the new serration accessory available.

Does the angle change along the length of longer blades on the Wicked Edge?

There is considerable (and mostly misinformed) debate on the web about angle change on guided sharpening devices along the length of the blade. Contrary to most peoples’ intuition, the angle does not change throughout the straight length of the blade, no matter how long the blade is. It will change through the arc of the belly of the knife where the edge dips to the spine. The geometry at work is planar in nature and because the stones are able to rotate on the guide rod, they are able to maintain the same plane of contact with the blade when the blade is straight. When the blade begins to curve, the stone enters a new plane at a different angle. This new angle can be more acute or more obtuse depending on its distance from the pivot point of the guide rod. You can adjust for this effect by mounting the blade with the tip at varying distances from the clamp. Using a Sharpie marker to color in the bevel will help you quickly establish the optimum front to back positioning for your knife by allowing you to visualize the way the stone tracks along the curve. You can use the record keeper supplied with the kit to jot down the settings for each of your knives and repeat those settings for future sharpening sessions. When you’ve adjusted so that the angle is perfectly consistent throughout curvature of the blade, you may have a slightly wider bevel at the tip because the edge is being cut from the thicker stock of the blade near the spine, unless the knife has a distal taper.

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Here the stone is against the ruler directly above the pivot point. The angle shown on the cube is 17.4 degrees. There is a second square behind the cube ensuring that the cube is plumb.


 

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Here the stone is held at 5.5 out from the the pivot point, simulating an 11″ blade. The Angle Cube reads 17.3 degrees. The square is again behind the cube keeping it plumb. The margin of error on the experiment was ±.1 degree.


 

The image below shows the adjustment of the knife to find the “sweet spot”.ÂÂ

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I recently wrote a brief article on Blade Forums about finding the ideal location of the knife in the clamp:

This issue comes up a lot and gives people fits but it’s very easy to solve. On a practical level, there are a couple of reasons why you might get a larger or smaller bevel along the curve of the blade.

  1. As the stone rotates on the guide rod along the curve, it is constantly entering a new plane of contact. Depending on the curvature of the blade and the distance of the tip of the knife from the clamp, the change in bevel angle may cause the bevel to become wider or smaller. The effect is proportionate to the radius of the belly of the blade. The easiest way to find the ‘sweet spot’ for a given knife is to mount the knife with the blade approximately centered in the clamp and then color in the entire bevel with a Sharpie marker. After setting the angle, lightly swipe one of the fine stones down the length of the blade to see where the marker is removed. If the stone is removing the marker from the edge along the straight portion but then dipping down into the shoulder toward the tip, you know you need to reposition the knife with the tip closer to the clamp. If the opposite happens – that the stone removes the marker at the shoulder of the bevel along the straight portion and then moves to the edge along the curve, then you need to reposition the knife with the tip further from the clamp. Once you find the sweet spot, measure your knife’s position using the alignment guide and record the settings on the chart for future touch-ups.
  2. The second reason you might experience a wider bevel toward the tip of the knife is due to the way the knife is ground. As the belly of the blade curves toward the spine of the knife, the edge is often cut from thicker stock resulting in a wider bevel. An 1/8″ thick blade with a 22° per side angle will have much smaller bevels than a 1/4″ blade with the same 22° angles. On knives where the tip is inline with the spine and where there is not a distal taper, the effect is more pronounced. A wider bevel in this circumstance is a purely cosmetic concern since the angle is constant.

There is a fair argument to be made for intentionally selecting either a more acute or more obtuse angle at the tip depending on the use of the knife. Ken Schwartz and I agree that for a chef’s knife, it’s a benefit to have a more acute belly and tip for slicing and a slightly wider angle along the straight and at the heel for chopping. I prefer the reverse for boning and fillet knives since the tip is constantly in banging around on the bones. A knife designed for utility cutting or for thrusting would benefit from a more obtuse angle at the tip and a more acute angle along the straight portion of the blade.

How Long a Blade Can the Wicked Edge Sharpen?

A common question is ‘how long of a blade can the Wicked Edge sharpen?” The quick answer is 17″. It’s possible to sharpen blades longer than 17″ but you need to reposition the blade in the clamp at least once. The video below shows a 17″ Kukri machete from Cold Steel.

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