Wicked Edge News
July 2014 Newsletter
July 2014 Newsletter
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!
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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.
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NEW! Lapping Films, Glass Blanks, and 3 Micron Stones
Today we are proud to announce three new additions to our line of products: 6 different Diamond Lapping Films, the Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack, and the 3 Micron Diamond Stone / Blank Glass Platens Pack (pictured above). For those of you looking to get that perfect mirror polish, any of these products are a great addition to your collection.
The Diamond Lapping Films come in micron sizes 6, 3, 1.5, 1, .5, and .1. They come pre-cut in sheets of ten strips and can be applied to our Glass Blanks. When a strip of film wears out, simply remove it and apply and new one from the sheet. You can make a custom combination of films by applying one or more films to our Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack. The glass provides a perfectly smooth surface for the film to work on, allowing you to get a perfect polish.
You can also pair any of our Films with our new 3 Micron Diamond Stones with the 3 Micron Diamond Stone / Blank Glass Platens Pack. These fine diamond stones are made by a proprietary method and are engineered to quickly and easily remove large scratches left behind by our coarser stones, leaving you with a new level of refinement.
June 2014 Newsletter
June 2014 Newsletter
It looks like it’s going to be a busy summer here at Wicked Edge! We’re happy to report that the National Restaurant Association Show was a great success. We had a fantastic time meeting pros in the Food Service industry and showing off the Wicked Edge Professional Series. We’ve already booked our booth for next year’s show, so if you missed us you can come by in 2015. See below for pictures from the show!
Our next show, Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair 2014, is just around the corner; next weekend to be exact. Blade Show is one of our favorite shows to attend because so many of our friends have a chance to come by and chat with us directly. We’ll have lots of merchandise available for sale and we’ll be doing free knife sharpening with both our Pro Pack II and Professional Series sharpeners so you can come by and see the results of our best sharpeners for yourself. We look forward to seeing you there at booth #50!
For the NRA show photo gallery and important news about our website (including our Father Day sale!), keep reading below.
Father's Day Sale!
In honor of Father's Day, we'll be running a sale June 3-15. We'll be offering 15% off all accessories and the Field and Sport Pro. Just enter the code NZqZjE9GVqbp during checkout. Supplies are limited, so be sure to jump on this sale ASAP!
National Restaurant Association Photo Gallery
Website News: We're Moving House!
In order to provide an easier, more secure shopping experience, we will be moving the Wicked Edge site onto a new platform. The entire site, the Forum included, will be moved to a new platform that is more frequently updated so visiting and browsing the site will be smoother than ever. We will also be adding a Glossary.
For all our members, please note that the changeover will require all members to reset their passwords. Members will not need to change their password until the new website has been launched. The launch will most likely be in mid-July, and we will be providing further updates as the date gets closer.
Cutting Costs: How Sharp Knives Can Save Your Business Money
We recently released a White Paper on the importance of sharp knives and modern sharpening techniques in professional kitchens. This report contains some of our latest testing data as well as the results from an independent study done by the Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association, and is a great for Wicked Edge users. The white paper can be downloaded here on our website.
Follow Us on LinkedIn!
We’re in the process of fixing up our LinkedIn page and would love to have you as a follower! Check us out here for more Wicked Edge news and updates.
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FATHER'S DAY SALE!
Get 15% off all Wicked Edge accessories, stones, strops, compounds, and the Field and Sport Pro. Please enter this coupon code during checkout to receive this discount on your purchase: NZqZjE9GVqbp
The coupon code only needs to be entered once per order, even if you are ordering multiple items.
Sale ends June 15th and supplies are limited so get your order in now to take advantage of these savings!
National Restaurant Association Show 2014
If you’re a restaurateur or other food service aficionado, you’ve probably heard of the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. One of the largest gathering of food service industry members in the world, it hosts thousands of exhibitors all showing the latest kitchen technology and, of course, amazing food. We here at Wicked Edge are excited and honored to be a part of this year’s show.
We’ll be exhibiting the Wicked Edge Professional Series, our newest and most advanced sharpener and winner of the Kitchen Innovations Award. We’ll be doing demonstrations on the Professional as well as the Pro Pack II, showing off just how an amazing Wicked Edge can not only give you sharp knives, but also lower your food costs and increase employee productivity. We’re very excited to introduce the Wicked Edge to professional kitchens and food service experts from all over the country.
If you’ll be attending the 2014 NRA show, come visit us either at the Kitchen Innovations Award Pavilion or at our booth (#5837) in the South Hall, 3rd level, of McCormick Place. We hope to see some of our old fans as well as some new Wicked Edge users. See you at the show!