Wicked Edge News
Web and Email Outage
We just completed moving our website to a dedicated server and it is much faster now. During the process, the site was down intermittantly yesterday as was email. All appears to be restored now and functioning really nicely though we likely lost some emails yesterday. If you sent email yesterday or today and have not heard back from us, please accept our apolgy and lets us know about it so we can get you taken care of.
Limited Hours - Shot Show
Wicked Edge will be exhibiting at Shot Show 2013 the week of January 14th. Most of our staff is traveling to attend the show and only a skeleton crew will remain at the office so phone and email responses are likely to be a little slower during the week. We will be checking email and phone messages as often as possible, so if you need something immediately, please do leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. For more information about the show, please visit their website: Shot Show
I put this cornucopia up because as a 'horn of plenty' it symbolizes just how grateful I feel toward the entire Wicked Edge community. The support and enthusiasm of everyone involved with our product is humbling and inspiring and so plentiful! We have the coolest customers and crew and it is, in some ways, a dream business because I get to work on something about which I'm very passionate and with and among some of the greatest, kindest people in the world. Sure there are hardships and tough lessons to learn, but the people involved at all levels make the challenges bearable and we keep learning and growing, thanks to so much support and kindness.
We're a very family focused business and will be closing for the long weekend, beginning at 1pm MST and re-opening on Monday, November 26. If you have questions or need help, please feel free to email and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. If you need something urgently, please let us know and we'll do what we can to hurry our response over the weekend. If you're shopping for Christmas gifts and would like to place your order as early as possible, please order through the website and we'll follow up with you early next week.
I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!
Christmas Shipping Deadlines
Christmas Shipping Deadlines:
Please place you order before 12/16/12 to ensure Christmas Eve delivery via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail in the continental US.
Expedited methods of shipping should be chosen and used for orders placed after 12/16/12:
Monday 12/17/12 is the last day to order and choose UPS 3 Day Select for Christmas delivery in the continental US.
Tuesday 12/18/12 is the last day to order and choose UPS 2nd Day for Christmas delivery in the continental US.
Wednesday 12/19/12 is the last day to order and choose UPS Next Day Air for Christmas delivery in the continental US.
We sincerely regret that Wicked Edge can not guarantee Christmas delivery for any reason outside of these dates established by the carriers.
Knife Sharpening Studies on the Wicked Edge Forum
Lately this is my favorite image. While not pretty, it shows something really interesting: On the right hand side is a bevel that is polished so smoothly that even at 2000x magnification, it's almost free of any marks. On the left are a series of scratches made by the 400 grit diamond plates. What's interesting, and exciting, is that we can get such a tremendous polish and that we can really see in fine detail the effects of what we're doing. There is a very nice write up of this knife sharpening study here on the Wicked Edge forum: Knife Sharpening Study. In addition to this sharpening study, there are many others sprinkled throughout the forum along with many, many posts about peoples' knife sharpening experiences. If you have a chance, please do drop by the forum and register. It's an absolute wealth of knowledge about knife sharpening.