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!

New York Custom Knife Show

We’re heading back to Newpor, NYt for the annual NYCKS.  Show dates are Nov. 22-24. Please come by the table if you’re in the area for a demo or just to say hi.

Show details: http://fiftyfiftyproductions.net/nycks-info.php

Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair 2012 Accessory of the Year

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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.


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

April 2015 Newsletter

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April’s a busy month for everyone: We have a couple of birthdays here at the office, Tax Day is coming up faster than anyone would like, Passover starts of the 3rd, Easter in on the 5th, and there is, of course, April Fool’s Day to start everything off right.

It’s going to be especially busy for us as we are moving to a brand new location this month! Over the past few years we have grown and grown and now we’re crawling the walls of our current suite of offices. Thanks to our loyal customer base and new Wicked Edge users, we’ve secured a 3,800+ square foot warehouse and over 3,600 square feet of office space.

In order to get fully moved in and operating, we will be closed April 13-17. We will not be able to ship any orders during that week, so if you have gifts to buy, please plan ahead! Make your order by 12pm Mountain Time on April 10th and we’ll get it shipped. Any orders made after that will ship after April 17th. We will still be taking orders and answering phone calls during the week.

As a final quick update, we are now accepting payments through Paypal! Just look for the button at the bottom of the checkout page.


Our new location

Here are a few pictures of the new location being painted and prepped for our arrival.

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Gen 3 Pro Pre-Orders

Just in case you have not heard, we are now taking pre-orders for our new Gen 3 Pro sharpener and the Gen 3 Vise Jaw Upgrade! We’ve shown the Gen 3 prototype at the SHOT Show and the ECCKS this year and now we have the final product ready to go. The full Gen 3 Pro sharpener includes the free-floating vise jaw and one-step angle setting as well as a handy storage shelf. It comes with our 100/200, 400/600, and 800/1000 grit diamond stones. The Vise Jaw Upgrade is just the free-floating clamp and an extended degree bar that can be added to a Precision Sharpener on its own or a Pro Pack I or Pro Pack II. It also works with our Field and Sport Pro.

We are still getting these new products made-to-order so expect 3-4 weeks for delivery. We are also asking for 50% down on the Gen 3 Pro Sharpener. The Gen 3 Pro Sharpener is currently retailing at $699.00 and the Gen 3 Vise Jaw Upgrade is priced at $169.00


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Assembling Your Pro-Pack II or Pro-Pack II Upgrade Kit

In order to install the new components for the Pro-Pack II or Upgrade Kit, you’ll need to first disassemble part of the WE100 so that you can add the Riser and Extended Base Rod. The instructions below walk you through the process. The instructions are also available as a downloadable/printable PDF here: Assembling Your Pro-Pack II.

Step 1)
Remove the Base Rod and Fixed Vise Jaw from the sharpener Base by unscrewing the two Socket Head Cap Screws from underneath the Base Rod using the larger of the hex keys on the Vise Key.basic kit exploded 2 Assembling Your Pro Pack II or Pro Pack II Upgrade Kit

Step 2)
Holding the Base with the logo facing you, place the Extended Base Rod underneath the Base, so that the engraved lines on the Extended Base Rod are facing up and the detents are facing you. Pass the 1/2 Socket Head Cap Screw through the Extended Base Rod and screw it into the Base. Only the hole on the right side of the Base (when logo is facing you) is threaded to accept the screw.

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Step 3)
Place the Riser on the Base with the hole in the Riser aligned with the through-hole on the left side of the Base. Pass the 2 Socket Head Cap Screw through the Extended Base Rod, Base and Riser and screw it into the bottom of the Fixed Vise Jaw.

Step 4)
Slide the Ball Joint Assemblies onto the Extended Base Rod so that the Ball Joints face in toward the center of the sharpener, as shown in the figure above.

Step 5)
To mount your sharpener to the Mounting Plate, slide the the included washers onto the #10-32 Flat Socket Head Cap screws with the metal side facing the heads of the screws and slide those through the underside of the Mounting Plate. Thread them into the holes on the bottom of the blue sharpener Base and tighten them down with the smaller of the hex keys on the Vise Key. Affix the four adhesive backed rubber bumpers to the underside of the Mounting Plate at each corner.

August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

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It’s been a busy summer for us here at Wicked Edge, but as August rolls around we’re tying off a lot of loose ends and getting ready for Fall. 

Production of the Generation 3 Pro sharpeners has been finalized and we’ve made several improvements, most of which were suggested to us by customers that purchased sharpeners from our first production run. All new sharpeners shipping out have these new features, such as a rubber ‘bumper’ along the top of the clear plastic window on the back of the sharpener and tightening screws to reduce play in the arms.  We’re also going to have the sharpeners powder coated for a brighter, more durable finish. We’re expecting the first group of Gen 3s in around 8/17 and another around 9/1. We’re working hard to get ready for these shipments so we can get backlogged orders out ASAP. 

Sharpness Testing Continues

We’re always looking for ways to expand the scientific study of sharpening. Lately, we’ve been testing razor blades sharpened to various grits and recording their sharpness. However, we wanted to go a step beyond that and see how continuous use effects knifes of different angles. We sharpened two Victorinox chef’s knives to 20 and 15 degrees, respectively. Both knives have a 1000 grit finish. We tested their initial sharpness and over the next three weeks we’ll be using both every day to cut up food and then we’ll be retesting their sharpness to see how it’s changed. Our previous research indicates that the wider 20 degree angle will have the more durable edge, but the 15 degree bevel will start sharper and may very end sharper. We’ll be posting results on the Wicked Edge Blog.

Victorinox August 2015 Newsletter

One of the tester knives in the process of being sharpened.


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Delicious aftermath.

Rusty’s Rags Knife Care Kit

Rustys Rags Knife Kit August 2015 Newsletter

We have a great new product for those customers looking to go above and beyond in making their knives look great. We are now carrying Rusty’s Rags Knife Care Kit. The kit comes with a sheepskin pad, felt polishing cloth, and Rusty’s Rags Famous Knife Oil. We recommend using the Knife Care Kit after each sharpening to maintain a rust-free, highly polished knife.

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