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Rating: 5/5

Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener

The Wicked Edge is a precision engineered, manual sharpening machine. It was designed with very exacting standards to consistently deliver an incredible, razor sharp edge. While the results are excellent, it is easy to use and does not require special knowledge or skills to use.
Price:
Sales price: $299.00
Description

 

 

There are some excellent upgrades on the new models including:

  • a stainless steel insert in the fixed vise jaw to allow for more positive clamping power
  • a taller free vise jaw for more positive clamping power
  • graduated indentations along the base rod corresponding to the degree markings for more precise angle setting and to prevent accidental slippage
  • new packaging
Kit includes:
  • 8 Diamond Stones, 2 each in 100, 200, 400 and 600 grits

  • Continuously variable angle adjustment from 15 to 30 degrees on each side the knife (30 to 60 degrees inclusive)

  • Machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, stainless steel and space-age composite materials

  • Alignment Tools for precision mounting

  • Knife Brace for sharpening flexible blades
Granite Base Sold Separately

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Reviews

Thursday, 25 July 2013
I gave this product 3 stars, it might read 5 because the stars wouldn't move, go figure. In my opinion this is a very good product, it does everything it is advertised to do. The reason I . That would be a well rounded kit. As it sits, for 275$, it is just to expensive for the average person wanting to keep their knifes sharp, you have to be a professional knife sharpener or a somewhat well off person to afford this, and then if you are someone with very little money and save up for the kit, it can be disheartening to know you need to buy some extras to make it well worth your while. Oh well, thats just my opinion. If you have the money and want the best sharpening system, then this is the tool for you, but if money is a big consideration for you then I would go with some of the cheaper kits. Hope this helped someone.
paul
Friday, 25 November 2011
I was walking through checking out everything when my son and I stopped at your booth where you gladly sharpened my small pocket knife. I was sort of in a time crunch and promised to come back and see about purchasing a sharpening set from you. Unfortunately I got stuck back in our corner working on bows and was not able to get back over to you in time. I would like to see about purchasing one and taking it to the shop to show folks how incredible your product is. I have NEVER had a edge of that quality put on any knife of mine. I have already been asked how I got my knife that sharp
Wicked Edge Web Team
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is a great product and puts the perfect edge on my knife. I would recommend it to any and everyone that has a need to have a sharp knife.
Timothy
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I've actually seen a demonstration of this thing by Clay and I have to say, it is absolutely everything they say it is and more. They sharpened my pocket knife four months ago and I use it all the time. It is still sharper than any of my own knife sharpeners can get it.
Greg
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Having had a chance to see and use the prototype sharpener a few months ago, I'm excited to have one ordered, and to see the "real thing" on the way. The sharpener really does give a strong "shaving" edge. And it's intuitive and easy to use. Changing stones is a snap. As for sharpening, you can go "to and fro", or "fro and to". (The video shows most everything except how to mount the knife - about as difficult as turning a screwdriver.) Engineering is solid!
Ken
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Razor sharp, (hair shaving) edges that are acquired quickly and conveniently with no hassle or mess!!! Best of all there is absolutely no learning curve; you will achieve phenomenal results right out of the box!!! It is quick and convenient and there is no fuss or mess and it is very easy to use. You do not need any practice or special skills to get a razor edge right out of the box. You are sharpening both sides of the blade at once so it easily cuts the time in half of what it would take you with other sharpeners. You can change a diamond grit in the blink of an eye! One of the very best features is that you can place a knife back into the sharpener in the exact same position each and every time, which is great for quick edge touch ups. This is paramount when touching up your edge. You don’t have to start at square one with a coarse diamond grit each time you place the blade in the sharpener. This is key to a long service life of the knife. The Wicked Edge allows you to maintain a razor edge while shaving off the least amount of metal each time. Additionally, you are not limited by just a few blade angles as with other sharpeners, you have a wide range of 15 to 30 degrees. I now maintain a log with all my knifes and the specific information for each knife to be placed in the exact location on the sharpener each and every time it is loaded. If any of this seems complicated, it is not, it is all intuitive. You will find yourself so pleased with the results that you will be calling your friends to sharpen their knifes! Believe me, this is one fantastic sharpener! If you are serious about having the sharpest edge possible on your knives then this is the sharpener you need to own! No more shipping your knifes back to the factory to get that razor edge! As far as I am concerned, The Wicked Edge Team are the village wizards! I tip my hat to the designers of this sharpener, so simple, yet highly functional and ultra effective! It is well made and sturdy, truly the last sharpening system I will ever have to or need to purchase. n nWhere can I buy some stock! I missed out on Microsoft so I don’t want to miss out on this! n nRick DeRoberto, New Hampshire
Gary
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Clay, Greetings, I met you at the Atlanta Buckarama when I was there working with my friends outfitter store here in Stockbridge(Atlanta Suburb). I was walking through checking out everything when my son and I stopped at your booth where you gladly sharpened my small pocket knife. I was sort of in a time crunch and promised to come back and see about purchasing a sharpening set from you. Unfortunately I got stuck back in our corner working on bows and was not able to get back over to you in time. I would like to see about purchasing one and taking it to the shop to show folks how incredible your product is. I have NEVER had a edge of that quality put on any knife of mine. I have already been asked how I got my knife that sharp and it would be a lot easier to show them instead of trying to explain it. Thanks, Todd
Troy
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The most amazing knife sharpener in the world, Period. I would pay 600.00 for what you get with Wicked Edge, the level of quality parts are like something NASA would use in space. Can't wait to see more products under your umbrella. Well done guys....Keep up the good work!!!
MARK
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Very high quality product. Ease of use is outstanding.Unlike other sharpeners it will do both small and large knives. Be sure to order the mounting block with it as it is pre drilled for mounting the wicked edge.
David
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is by far the easiest sharpener I have ever used. The system makes precision re profiling quick and fool proof. Touch ups take just a few minutes. Good quality parts make this a true value.
Brian
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is an excellent product! I have spent too many dollars to recount on sharpening tools over the years. This is the first product that creates a consistent, razor-sharp edge on every knife I've set in the device. And it achieves results quickly. Wicked Edge has done its homework and designed a great tool that is not encumbered by the shortcomings of nearly every tool I've encountered. Great job Wicked Edge! Thanks for making a product that warrants me spending my hard-earned dollars on.
Craig
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is truly the greatest knife sharpener ever created. The design makes the best and longest lasting edge that I have ever seen. I have used several different sharpeners with marginal success and marginal edges. Anyone can sharpen a razor edge on any knife in very little time. As a professional hunting guild I had to carry four or five knifes before the wicked edge knife sharpener came into my life, now I carry one and can do several elk at a time without stopping to reshape the edge. I love it. I have even sharpened all of my kitchen knives as well. Now I look for any excuse to touch up my knives. The wicked edge knife sharpener makes sharpening a fun and quick job. I now enjoy sharpening knifes and demo the WEKS every chance I get.
James
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Devin, nI went right home, put it together and got right down to sharpening. Nice tool!!! Lots of little details that must have taken a lot thinking and tweaking. I think the more I use it the better my 'action' will be with the stones. At first the hand motion is unfamiliar but the more I did it the smoother it went. I like it!!! Cheers, nCarl
Peter
Thursday, 26 May 2011
A couple of days ago I set up my WE complete with marble base (very nice naccessory), and started sharpening some crusty old knives I found lying naround. Aside from actually being able to cut an edge, the Zen of the nprocess is, well, fun! I can definitely see a pair of the super nasty ncoarse stones in my future, esp for changing the angle on ss blades. nAny way, I'm sitting there, sharpening way totally in the zone, and my brain nstarts filling up with "geez, it would be nice if" stuff, which I'm not ngoing to bore y'all with. I think you have hit the design/function vs price ncurve right at moa. nThe only suggestion I would offer is an upgrade to the glue you use to hold nthe stones in their trays....sharpening away, had a stone fall out. No nbiggie, no damage, just interrupted my meditation. A little Elmer's and I nwas back at it. If/when that fails, I'll upgrade my own glue. nThat is my first impression of a fine product....I'm off to Mom's to make nher kitchen drawer a dangerous place and change up the edge on my Silver nStag Damascus. nThanks for dreaming up this goofy thing that is an engineer's delight, works ngreat and is a work of art. Bert
Thomas
Thursday, 26 May 2011
What luck, I got the Wicked Edge sharpner at a Sportsmens Show in Western Mass. I have tried many other sharpners and this is by far the best ever. With just a little pratice I am getting razer sharp edges on all my hunting and fishing knifes. nThanks Clay!!!!!!!!!!!
David
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I just received this sharpener. I've had the Lansky for a few years now, the Lansky doesn't hold a candle to what this sharpener does. Like it says, amazingly sharp..very true besides being able to do it quickly and precisely! It's the best I've used over the years!!
Ray
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The Wicked Edge is absolutely the best knife sharpener that you'll ever have. The design makes sharpening a knife a real breeze and makes it fun. I think I have now sharpened all my hunting and fishing knifes along with the kitchen now. I just got the marble base-that's a real nice addition. nKeep up the good work..your competition will be keeping an eye on you as I've used a good share of them and the Wicked Edge is heads above the rest.
Tom
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This product oozes high quality. You can tell from the machining as well as the fit and finish that this product is a keeper. Within a few minutes I was sharpening knives like a pro. I would recommend this product to anyone who is handicapped at knife sharpening.
Stephen
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have just purchased one of these sharpeners. I have had the Wicked Edge for about one month now, and I absolutely love it! I have sharpend hundreds of knives on other sharpeners and it seemed to be a chore. But now on the Wicked Edge its actually fun! Other sharpeners consumed so much time and the stones either required oil or they wore out. This sharpener is with out a question the highest quality sharpener that I have ever used and not to mention simple and precise! I cant wait until I can get my hands on more fine quality products from Wicked Edge! OUTSTANDING DESIGN!!!!!!!!
james
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The wicked edge sharpener is simple to use,i got mine and with 30 min,i had it up and several knives sharpend to a razor's edge,clay and devin went out of there way to get my wicked edge to me...... nI have other sharpeners with bad results,the worst is buying something and not being happy,but with the wicked edge you will love it.....
Steven
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Hi Devin, We met this last weekend at the Del Mar San Diego Gun Show, I bought your wicked edge sharpening system after walking by and watching you demonstrate the product. I have been using it now for all of three days and I already have the hang of it. I started on my knives to learn on then went strait for my Wife's twin-man professional Henckels. Long story short, my wife is super pleased with how they turned out (translation: money well spent according to the Boss!). The quality of the sharpener is second to none and after each use I am more pleased with it. As I have used other clamp/vice type sharpening products in the past, I was a little bit concerned that the clamp might not hold the blade straight and in the same position every time, but you guys nailed that one in spades- the WE clamp is so adjustable and versatile. I tried blades of varying thicknesses from less than 1/8th inch thick to around a quarter inch thick with varying taper angles. Your clamp held them perfectly and snugly with no room for error. I can't wait till you develop the chisel attachment. Thanks again, and God bless. nCapt Tom Brannan USMC
David
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Clay; I have received the remaining stones and Strops for my Wicked Edge. This is the most amazing sharpener. I have had the same frustrations as you describe in your opening statement. The Wicked Edge is the best sharpener I have ever used in my 50+ years of hunting and fishing. I will recommend this sharpener to everyone I hunt and fish with. The main problem is that in camp I am spending all my time sharpening everyone else's knives. Well it’s easy with Wicked edge and I enjoy watching My hunting partners face when the lick their arm and shave the hair off with ease. nThanks again for the fool proof sharpener. nShaun M. Smith nLee, MA
jim
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Awsome knife sharpener but one of the rods snaped other wise its wounderful
James
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Get this sharpener! I purchased the WE this past weekend at the Colorado Springs Gun Show (April 6 09). I have read books on knife sharpening, I have diamond, ceramic and Arkansas stones of all grades of grit, I have all kinds of steels and other sharpening devices. At best I can get a decent edge using these but they don't compare or come close to the razor edge the WE gives. The fine ceramic stones were not in stock but I plan to purchase those when they become available. I was given the leather strops as part of the purchase. I would consider those essential to a fine edge and assume the fine ceramic stones will become essential once I have them. The WE is a flawlessly designed and high quality product, It deserves "Invention of the Year Award."
Wayne
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Unbelievable. I threw all my other sharpeners in the trash after sharpening my first knife with this. Up until now, with my considerable collection of fine knives, I have been careful "using" some of my better knives due to that fact that I could never get anything close to a factory edge back on the knife(I have always been somewhat challenged with sharpeing). Now, I can put a scalpel like edge on any knife. This thing is a work of art also, I have it displayed out on my workbench because it looks so good! nJohn
Terrance
Thursday, 26 May 2011
If you can't sharpen your knife(s) with this sharpener, sharper than ever before, you need to get someone to reread the instructions to you. "Knife Sharpening for Dummies" 101. Its that simple. I've owned most of em' and some of them are good, some not so good, but this one is a step above the rest. Finally found the one I want to use all the time. Just a little practice is all you need. Thanks guys for making this little tool !!!
Doug
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Halleluiah, the search is over. Finally a system to fulfill my quest for the perfect edge. Years have been spent and many systems have been bought. Yet perfection was never attained until now. Wicked edge has perfected a system to put a razor sharp edge on most of my knives. The key is its inherrent quality construction which allows the diamond stones to be applied at the precise angle on both sides of the blade. Furthermore, Wicked Edge has eliminated user error with a system that insures consistancy by only a modicum of skill on behalf of the operator. I believe a certain amount of skill is necessary, in that the left hand needs to replicate the movement of the right (for a right handed person) however this can quickly be learned and is fun once the proper rythym is achieved. The one drawback with this system however would be its inability to sharpen serrated and concave blades. So I guess I'll have to keep my Spyderco Sharpmaker. Overall though I'm extremely happy with the Wicked Edge Sharpener, so much so that I order both the extra rough and fine stones to get an even sharper edge. Hey, that says it all in my opinion.
Richard
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Wicked Edge Customer Service is superlative! All new, innovative products have glitches that get worked out with time. I had stripped one of the adjusting screws on my sharpener - twice! you graciously replaced the part once and I stripped that one too. I was pretty convinced I was doing something wrong since the device was otherwise excellent. I visited your booth at the Blade Show in Atlanta and mentioned the problem expecting to be told that I was doing abusing the sharpener. Instead you opened up a new box and handed me upgraded replacement parts including new, improved rods! Outstanding! I know it costs you something to support your product at that level but I trust that success will result from that kind of amazing commitment to your customers. I placed an order for ceramic stones and leather strops today - just my way of saying thanks and expressing my confidence in a well-supported product. Keep up the good work! If more businesses operated with your level of honor and integrity our country would not be suffering some of our present maladies. Kudos!
Howard
Thursday, 26 May 2011
One can never have too many knives and I for one love my collection. My frustration was the ability to get the perfect edge and sharpness. At the NRA Convention in Phoenix I was very impressed with the Wicked Edge Sharpener I bought one on the spot and have ordered the additional accessories. After they arrived, I got busy and I have to say that I am totally blown away at the quality and ease of putting that perfect edge on my knife. I took my favorite knife that had a 25 degree edge and decided to change it to a 23 degree edge. At first I was ready to cry once I saw what the quick results of the coarse stone did (which is the way it was designed)but in very short order progressing through the finer stones I achieved that perfect edge and a mirror finish on the blade. I have nothing but positive things to say about this knife sharpener. The only thing that would make this better is to have an IPO and go public as I would buy your stock.
Mitch
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Very nice sharpener, was able to put a razor sharp edge on every knife in my house the afternoon that I received it. The only drawbacks that I see at this point are: 1) I'm unable to sharpen some of my smaller pocket knives (ie. Buck Deuce) because the top of the blade doesn't clear the top of the clamp enough. 2) haven't found a way to hold a few blades that are only sharpened on one side--the clamp holds the blade at an angle. In these two cases, I can't use it, but I hardly use those anyway, for the knives I actually use, this puts a very usable/repeatable edge on them quite quickly.
Ryan
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I am very happy with the Wicked Edge Sharpener, it is the best sharpener that I have. nI have tried many other sharpeners, the other two best sharpeners I used to use was the Lansky and Tormek both had flaws for me. The Lansky had issues of not holding on to the blade and it would move around and the bevel on both sides would not come out even. The Tormek which now sells for in the $500 neighborhood, would grind to high a bevel on the tips of smaller knives. The Tormek messed up the bevel at the tip of a Chris Reeves small Sebenza knife I had to send it back to Chris to have it fixed. n I also want to mention the customer service of Wicked Edge is excellent even after I have purchased the system and had it for awhile, I sent e-mail requesting help and they have always answered my e-mails with helpful information. I would recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a really good sharpener. I am a knife collector, and make knives, so I am always looking for the ultimate knife sharpening system. Being able to put a razor sharp edge on a knife is very important to me.
Roger
Thursday, 26 May 2011
For years I have tried to freehand sharpen my knives without allot of success. So I began reading about the art of knife sharpening on the internet and suddenly realized there was an overload of information. Everyone had opinions about what was the best way to do the job. Since I have gotten to be an senior citizen and my hands are a little shakey I decided on getting some sort of sharpening guide and purchased a Lansky standard diamond system. Immediately realized that the principal was great, but there had to be a more user friendly device out there some where, Back to the internet I go and narrow my choices to the Edge Pro Apex and the Wicked Edge system. About the time I was poised to make the purchase I happened upon a You Tube demo of a highly dissatisfied Wicked Edge customer and was almost completely turned off to the Wicked Edge system. I called and talked to Clay Allison at Wicked Edge and got his side of the story and decided to make the purchaseand I couldn't more pleased with the decision. The Wicked Edge system has made a knife sharpener out of me and if it has done that for me it can do it for anyone. If you have been turned of by the You Tube slamming of the Wicked Edge. Think about this, the guy has been offered his money back and still wants to keep the system. If it was as bad as he claims why would he do that. I also find that the customer service and shipping is top notch at Wicked Edge. Put me down on the satisfied customer list and for sure I have not been paid or coerced to make this statement.
Joe
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Joe, I purchased the wicked edge mainly to get my D2 steel hunting knives sharp...a task I had trouble with previously. I started with the vise, red, yellow, blue diamond files and a set of strops. The darn thing works so well, I bought a base and ceramics and well, I am out of stuff to buy. Anecdotally, I skinned and boned three deer without sharpening my two knives (caping and large hunting). Not until about halfway through the last deer did I start noticing my knives getting dull. Just touching hair with them, caused it to pop away freely. Cutting the skin around the ankles was very easy to do and this is a task that can be a little difficult with a dull knife. I will have to adjust to using a knife this sharp. What a pleasure. So many times I will purchase a product with hopes that it will work. So many times it doesn't work. I want you to tell your customers that this product WORKS. It will quickly make their knives scalpel sharp. Once sharpened, a knife can be retuned very quickly with minimal metal removal. I haven't tried the ceramics, but I would not be happy with the result without use of the strops after finishing with the purple stone. I haven't used smaller than 10um media on mine and it only takes a few strokes to get the edge I desire. Todd
Crystaltech
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Awesome!! I have bought every possible sharpener on the market. Sharpmaker, Lansky deluxe diamond system, Apex edge pro. ect.... The Wicked edge hands down beats them all. At least for me. I'm not a person with a lot of finesse when it comes to using my left hand. With this, the use of my non dominate hand is limited and controlled. Set up is way easy and the learning curve is excellent! The other sharpeners are fine products but the wicked edge is the one for me. Do yourself a favor and include the granite base. No lie, this is the best money I've ever spent on a sharpener.
Joanne
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Dear Clay, n nThe new arms are awesome. What a difference! Thank you for the arms and new vise. n nI sharpened a knife for a guide in Ohio, on 154 steel, and the knife is still sharp after 5 deer! He can't believe it. n nI can actually sharpen knives to a point where I am able to pick out and cut individual hairs on my arm. Last night, I collected all my previous sharpeners to give or throw away. n nI typically don't get this excited, but dull knives and butchered sharpening jobs by "professionals" have been a frustration of mine for 26 years of hunting, and now that issue has been solved conclusively. Whether hunting knives or kitchen cutlery, you can't beat the product. n nThat's it-I'm done, but I did want to express my happiness with your product and service.
Nolen W
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Dear Clay, nI'm always the skeptic unless proven wrong--and this time I've been proven WRONG. I think I've owned every sharpening system out there, Edge Pro, Tormek, Lansky, etc; but none of them have really grasped the engineering concept that you have to maintain a consistant edge on both sides as you have. I know it is easy now to produce a quality edge on the average knife, so when I got mine the other day I decided to put it to the "real test" of some of the type of knives I own, that heretofore, have been difficult to get a respectable edge on--consistently respectable edge. n nI don't know if you are familiar with Talonite? A different steel that is not know for easy sharpening. The diamond stones (from anybody) will cut Talonite, but the precise engineering of the knife holder and the dual adjustable cutting degrees of your product is what will set you above the rest! I've sharpened my Talonite folder and developed a better edge than when it came new! Any BG42 grind will challenge a sharpening system, especially when the factory grind was offset in the first place! No sweat with the Wicked Edge! Finally, I had purchased a damascus folder that for the life of me I couldn't get a decent edge on. I gave up on it as an every day carry simply because I couldn't get it sharpened to what I thought it should be. Once again no sweat with the Wicked Edge! n nOthers can comment on the price you charge but until they put this one in their shop, talk is cheap. I'm a knife maker for over 20 years and always knew I could get a better edge on my hunting knives, but most was hit and miss. Now there is no miss! this one is spot on target. Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door! Your biggest problem will be keeping sufficient stock on hand. Congratulations! n nI've just ordered the last of the stones that you offer with this package and I am very happy with your product! Anyone who has dealt with the myriad of sharpeners on the market can use yours and instantly see the time and added expense your team took to deliver a product that will last. I am most impressed with the precise engineering. Feel free to post this if you chose on your testimonial page, as I am one happy camper with your product. n nDan M nOverland Park, KS
Linda
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Clay, I received my order Thursday thanks! I'm leaving for my fishing trip tomorrow but I just had to take a moment to write you. I tried the Wicked Edge on my lockblade and I can finally say for the FIRST time in my life that I have truly sharpened a knife. Shaving sharp is an understatement. When I tested the edge, the hair on my arm just fell away. My wife is laughing at me because I don't have any hair left on my arms to test with; think I'll try shaving the dog next. I'm an avid outdoorsman and I have sharpened my fair share of knives. I've owned all kinds of sharpeners and have NEVER achieved an edge that even comes close to what I was able to do with the Wicked Edge. Operator error is virtually removed from the process; my 11-year old sharpened his small bait knife and produced the same 'wicked' result as me. He was upset with me because I insisted on dulling the edge before giving it back to him. You have designed and built one fine piece of equipment, I couldn't be more satisfied.
Judy
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This review comes after over a year of use during which I have used my Wicked Edge Sharpener to set edge angles on 2 Swamp Rat Waki swords, 2 Busse NMSFNOs, 2 Busse SAQs, 1 Busse SAR5, plus 4 other Bussekins, and a number of custom made and production hard use knives, such as Strider and Landi, and 9x 154CM fighters. Setting an edge angle takes a great deal of work when you have uneven factory edges on HARD - hard use knives that vary. Each Waki took around 2 days of work to get to a 25 degrees shaving sharp even edge. Never in that time did the Wicked Edge not perform as advertised. Now it takes me less than 5 mins in total to maintain each of my blades, keeping them sharp and ready. The best part is that this outstanding performance comes with a warranty that matches my knives, and with a level of customer service and support that is simply outstanding.
salvatore incorvaia
Thursday, 26 May 2011
My sharpener arrived yesterday, and to say I was excited is an understatement. After years of inability on my part to get a truly sharp edge on my knives, that all changed after about 6 minutes of use with this rig. I put my prize Fallkniven PXL folder in the vise and closely followed Clay's excellent instructions.The results were amazing...this blade made of very hard (Rockwell 62)laminated 3G powder steel came out hair-popping sharp after the final lapping with the leather hones.It sliced paper and para cord with an aplomb that was truly satisfying. At last, a sharpener that does everything advertised and does it in spades. Awesome! The term scary sharp now has new meaning to me! nMy total experience with the Wicked Edge from start to finish has been extremely positive. As if it isn't enough that the shapener itself is wonderful, the service rendered by Clay is excellent and way beyond what one has come to expect in this day and age. Wonderful service Clay and a truly wonderful tool you and your partner have given to all of us frustrated knife owners! Frustrations be gone! nNow on to the rest of my knives. More later! nWith many thanks, nLeo
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I hope you don't mind part 2 reviews Clay but I think this one is important.Use it if you want. nAfter the success of my first knife sharpening, today I went on my merry way with my second sharpening and the knife edge was simply miserable! What had I done wrong? I went back and analyzed my actions and I was shame-faced to find I had broken almost every instruction given by Clay. nFirst I over-tightened the top screw which led to the knife not holding its position it slipped after the first few strokes. Once I got that fixed, I went on not reading the instructions and did not raise a burr properly...I didn't check with a cotton swab to see if the burr was there neither on the right nor the left side of the bevel. Then to top off my carelessness, I had not set the angle adjusting screw tightly into the detente dimple at the 20 degree mark and so I was merrily stroking the blade while the right hand angled rod was moving freely at various positions. I couldn't have been more careless. nI went back and did the whole thing over again and this time followed the instructions to the letter...a piece of cake and another smooth, slicing blade, especially after using the leather strops and Diamond Paste. Excellent stuff. Thanks again Clay! Leo July 24 2010 Ontario, Canada
David
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Clay, n Thanks so much. I finally got my sharpener from ordering it at the blade show. It's everything I thought it would be and more. I've been a Lansky user for over 25 years. The Wicked Edge Sharpener is the ULTIMATE in knife sharpening. n I can't say enough about the versatility and adjust ability of your (my) Sharpener. I was really excited to get the WEPS, but after using it the first day, I'm more impressed than I ever thought I would be. The WEPS trues up every bevel and tip to perfection! Unbelievable! I new you had a great product when I saw it and talked to you at the Blade Show, but it has far exceeded all of my expectations. n Thanks Again, now I will make sure I have the rest of your accessories. Please make a travel case to hold everything, as I need to take it everywhere I go.
Ingrid
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have a bag of quality knives, in particular sevaral hard steel Knives of Alaska and my vintage case hardened Buck Pathfinder, circa 1968. These old Bucks were represented by the company with a logo showing a hammer punching them through bolts of steel (Buck abandoned the logo with the modernization and softer steel). These hard Bucks can be sharpended but usually wore down poor stones, only hard Arkansas with hours of precision honing would sharpen these. I am skilled and practiced at knife sharpening with the old Buck Hone Master and Arkansas stones. It takes a steady hand and constant angle. My knives were always razor sharp. Now they are sharper, all in one afternoon. nThis machine is incredible the impossible to sharpen Buck sharpened up in 15 minutes at 18 degrees with the extra stones and strops, The hair did not shave off me, it rolled and peeled off my hair shins as if it melted. Paper peeled off the blade with no resistance at all, no drag, not even the slightest. nI always wear two steel/kevlar gloves,even in the field this knife is sharper than surgical scapels right now. Never use a knive this sharp without protecting yourself against a slip. nWhen I clean fish it often enough is 50 or so 4-5#, It takes 5 or 6 different knives, each for a particular cut and job. nI am not the average knife user and appreciate the personal advice and tutoring and recommended stones and process, thank you, Clay. nThe world, in my view, has been waiting 42 years for this device. $400 well spent, order #613.
Stephen
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Great system, but extremely disspointed in the service of this company. After multiple promises to replace the angle bar that constantly slips, with a new design, still nothing. I am sure it works as advertised, I just cant maintain an angle with in inferior product.
cory
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Clay Allison has truly made the most effective knife sharpener on the market. The Wicked Edge is so ahead of it's time, that we could not even begin to critic it's design. All Wicked Edge products, from the 50 grit to the 1600 Grit Ceramic stones are so easy to use that it will make you want to sharpen you letter opener! This product is a must have for any U.S. Military member whether you are a Ground Pounding GRUNT or a High Flying Recon Extraordinaire, this product will have you back in the fight in no time! This product is therapeutic; not like yoga therapeutic, but like kicking down doors and putting that hostile threat on the ground, therapeutic. The first time you get that Mirror finish with your Ceramic stones and Leather Strops you will be hooked for life. All you will be focused on is the smooth, sweet sound of beveled perfection. BUY ONE, and you can now bring your old knives back to life! LCPL. C. Guther USMC!
doug
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I just sharpened my first knife blade to 10 micron using the Wicked Edge kit. Suffice to say I now have the sharpest knife I have ever had; in ten minutes work; the very first try. If you cannot shave with your knife using the Wicked Edge sharpener, then do yourself a favor and throw all your knives away! The 10 micron paste left a mirror polish on the edge of the blade. Wow! Now I have to get back to work putting every blade in the kitchen back into working order. --Scott
Charles
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The finest knife sharpening system I have ever owned, and I've wasted money on too many others. Mirrorlike edges in minutes. Never buy a razor again, just use your pocket knife!
Kari
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I finally found time to write a quick review of the Wicked Edge (WE) sharpening system. First, I had an issue with notification and shipping, and I must say that WE has some of the best customer support I have ever dealt with. They not only met my expectations in this area, but also exceeded them. Top notch company with regards to customer service. Second, they didn't have a base in stock when I originally ordered, so I made my own. Unfortunately, it wasn't perfect and I had an issue or two getting a really good edge on the knives I was trying to sharpen. Clay sent me another link or two with more information and perhaps another video to watch. I readjusted my mounting surface and tried again. The results are sensational. I'm a knife sharpening idiot. Plain & simple. nThis Wicked Edge system is revolutionary! Within 3 minutes, using just the 100/200, 400/600 stones, and both sets of strops, my pocket knife's edge is keen enough to shave arm smooth. And this is with a home made mount that isn't perfect. I recently ordered the super fine ceramic stones and a real base to mount the system to. All I need now is for them to get the 800/1000 grit stones in stock, and I'm quite confident I'll be able to slice & dice my veggies like the pros, with a Wicked Edge of my own on all my knives. Thanks again for creating a product that is so simple to use, so precise, that I get a Wicked Edge every time. Sincerely, Roger Morris
John
Thursday, 26 May 2011
My dad purchased this knife sharpening system for himself and for me to use (son). I am a cook and always have a knife in my hand. I can't explain how important a sharp knife is. We have all stones from 100 grit to the super fine ones. I have the sharpest knife you have ever seen or used. I'm actually sharpening the other cooks knives now. I can get a week of non stop use before having to resharpen and it only takes minutes! This system is great. I would say that if you are going to use it as much as I do, you need a better grade tightening bolts. The other ones strip easy. Overall, this is a great system and I plan on getting one for myself in the near future.
James
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have always prided myself in my knives being sharp. I went to a store in Arizona and some guy offered to sharpen my knife, he swore by this system. Sure enough that SOB had my knife sharper, and quicker then I could have done it using my free stones. I purchased one of these sharpening systems soon after and I have not been let down this product is amazing. My only complaint is that my very small knives (pocket knives) I cannot use in this system without roughing the edges on the tip of this. But other than that this works amazing for my hunting knives and fillet blades. My buddies are in awe about how sharp my knives are at all times now... Thank you so much for making this product and striving to always improve it. I had a slight delay in shipping back in June, but Wicked edge was more than polite and kept me up to date with my purchase. I will be doing more business with them. Top notch in customer service and one great product.
Michael
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have been a person who could never sharpen a knife and would leave it to the people who could. Now with the wicked edge, every knife we own is razor sharp and I won't ever have to wait for someone else to do it. Thanks Wicked Edge. Worth every dime
George
Thursday, 26 May 2011
this tool rocks it has made my kinfe sharper than any knife i have vere owned easey to get started and of the best construction it is awsome cant wait to get the rest of the stones and strops A. Morgan Gillette Wy.
Kevin
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Simply outstanding! This sharpening system actually exceeds my expectations. I could not be more pleased. Don Gustafson nOakland, CA
Tim
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Well I just had to write and tell you how pleased I am. After spending literally thousands on every known sharpening method known to man the WICKED EDGE finally came through for me. In your video I saw a Dino-Lite Microscope so after a little research I ordered one to view the edge of my knifes. The scope shows a perfect edge the full length of the blade. For the first time I can truly put a razor edge on my set of Global and Ikon knifes. After a little work I actually tried shaving with a small pocket knife after stropping and I was actually able to shave with it. I never write to anyone thanking them for a product but I find it impossible to not say thank you for this product. Respectfully, James M. Edwards
James
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I just received my Wicked Edge Sharpener with extra fine stones and stropps. The construction and materials used in the product is excellent, Instruction are very good, system is very easy to use. The company is very friendly and works very hard to please their customers. This is the best sharpening system I have ever owned and have owned a few. Produces the best edge I have ever put on a knife. The product totally exceeded my expectations. Thank you for a great product.
Buddy
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have recently received my WickedEdge sharpener and can say that it is the BEST system that I have ever tried. I have used the L____y and all types of 3 stone blocks. I do advise caution, because when they state your blade will be dangerous, they aren't joking. Thanks for all the courteous support and time. Will be keeping all my blades 'scalpel' sharp for years to come. nJeff nYakima WA
Rick
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I recently purchased this sharpening system and all i have to say about it is WOW what an awosme sharpener.. It is very easy to set up and use. for sure one of the best systems out there. The only thing i would have liked to have seen for the money is a mounting base included.. other than that its Great
Daryl
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I ordered the sharpener, which arrived with two different guide rods, which causes one of the 100-200 pads to stick at the bottom of the stroke on the rod with the larger base fixture. nI also ordered the stropping pads with the micron paste, one of which is so poorly manufactured that I can't even slide one of the pads onto the rod, as it seizes half way down the rod. nThe parts that shipped without manufacturing problems work fine, but it would be better if I didn't receive defective parts which require my time, effort and money to return. If I ever get a response from customer support.
Josef
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This sharpener is amazing and to back that up is an extremely awesome company that will help with you absolutely anything and be very fast with a response! Thanks!
robert
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The WEPS is by far the best sharpener I have ever used or seen. Im extremely happy with it and it's very easy to use. Now all my knives are razor sharp better then the factory edge that came on the knives. I have a lot of recurve blades (zt-300,Emerson commander etc) and I was worried about sharpening them with the regular stones but it worked great and now they all have mirror finishes. Im a member of USN forum and i told everyone about it that's how impressed I am with this sharpener and the customer service is awesome infact the best I have ever dealt with. Thank you WEPS
Robert
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This sharpener is phenomenal. I was a die-hard SharpMaker user until I heard about this on the USN. After considering the Wicked Edge or the Edge Pro, I decided to go with the Wicked Edge and I am happy I did. It is extremely simple to use and it's much faster and more precise than anything else I've used to date. My knives are sharper than they have ever been and that's in half the time that it usually takes. The only reason I am giving this four stars instead of five is that the thumb screws seem to loosen sometimes. That is just as much user error as anything else because I need to be checking the angle constantly, but I sometimes forget to and I will look down and see that the sharpening angle is about ten degrees different than what I started with. Overall, the best sharpening system out there. Really, nothing beats it.
Geoffrey
Thursday, 26 May 2011
It seems highly suspicious that all the reviews have 5-stars. I see that reviews will require approval before they will be displayed. Why review them? And why not display bad reviews? Knowing what others truely think or what they were disappointed in might be helpful. For example, I know WEPS can't do seraded edges (its sort of a no brainer) but if someone posted "I was disappointed because it didn't do seraded edges." I'd know this product wasn't for me. I'm not saying that you should post all "smack talk" kinds of posts but posting only good, 5-star posts make you look aweful suspicious! I'd like to hear why others might have been disappointed with what they purchased.
Frederick
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is without doubt the finest product of its type. Its biggest advantage is getting professional results without needing to have the type of skills that stones demand. Knives are as sharp with this device as you will ever see. Well done
Fred
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is the without a doubt the best sharpener I have used or even seen. The results are great every time. It took a few knives to get adjusted to it. Every sharpening has resulted in a knife that will shave each and every time. I dearly love the Wicked Edge sharpener. Worth every dime!!!!!');
Bert