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.

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

New Products Available NOW!

If you’ve been on the Wicked Edge mailing list for long, you probably know we release all our news on a once-monthly basis. This month, however, we have a lot of exciting happenings to talk about, so we decided to send out a second November letter, dedicated entirely to new WE products awaiting release just in time for the holidays.

1500 Grit Diamond Stones and Glass Platens Pack

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Diamond is a fantastic sharpening medium. It’s fast, durable, and gets better the more you use it. For a long time, our finest diamond stones have been 3 Micron diamond stones by DMT, paired with glass platens. We’re always on the lookout for anything new, and so we’ve chosen to retire the 3 Micron stones in favor of something more affordable and effective.The 1500 Grit Diamond Stones have given us fantastic results, both as a sharpener and as a polisher. It’s great at removing scratches and bridges the gap between diamond and ceramic or lapping film.

Aluminum Oxide Lapping Film

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We’ve been testing and working with our Diamond Lapping Films for some time now and have nothing but praise for how fast and effectively they remove scratches and produce a fantastic shine. One thing we have been wanting to improve is the price point. While in our experience the Diamond Lapping Film is certainly worth the $30.00 price tag, we wanted to provide something similar but less expensive for those customers that want to try lapping film without making a big commitment. After a brief search and some extensive testing, we’ve decided Aluminum Oxide is the way to go.

While not quite as fast or long-lasting as the diamond films (each diamond strips is good for about 10 knives while the Aluminum Oxide strips last for about 4-5 knives) these new lapping films produce sharp, polished edges every time. We will be offering these new films in 9, 5, and 3 micron sheets, each coming in sheets of 10 peel-and-stick strips. Just stick them on a glass platen and go to town! We especially recommend them with the new 1500 grit diamond stones or, if you’re creating convex edges, a blank, clean leather strop. Each sheet will retail for $7.50 and can be found here.

Rolling Hard Case

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This is the largest and most travel-friendly case we offer. It has a retractile handle and wheels, as well as regular handles on 3 sides. It’s pressure sealed and water tight, and made from high density resin. The custom foam insert has slots for the following products:
  • Sharpener with Granite or Paperstone base attached
  • Generation 3 Vise Lever
  • Guide Rods up to 10″
  • Low Angle Adapter
  • Generation 3 Jaws for 1/4″ or 1/6″ Blades
  • Scissor Attachment (Coming soon!)
  • Digital Angle Cube
  • Superaser
  • Up to 4 sets of Diamond Paste or Emulsion in syringes or 7ml bottles
  • Up to 10 sets of diamond stones / ceramic stones / leather strops / balsa strops / blank handles
  • Variable Stone Thickness Adapter
  • Advanced Alignment Guide
This case is designed to work with the Precision Sharpener, Pro-Pack I, Pro-Pack II, and will work for anyone who has upgraded their sharpener with the Generation 3 Vise Upgrade.

Holiday Accessory Packs

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Just for this holidays we’re rolling out some of these new products as well as several familiar items in discounted packages, making them perfect for gifting or picking up some WE extras in one swoop. The packages are made to serve specific sharpening needs as well as provide some of our most popular accessories for all-around use.Ceramic Knives Pack

  • 800/1000 Grit Diamond Stones
  • 1500 Grit Diamond Stones and Blank Glass Platens Pack
  • Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack
  • 9 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • 6 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • 3 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
Chef’s Pack
  • 800/1000 Grit Diamond Stones
  • Advanced Alignment Guide
  • Safety Shields
  • Angle Cube
Wood Carving Pack
  • Wicked Edge Chisel Attachment
  • 1500 Grit Diamond Stones and Blank Glass Platens Pack
  • 800/1000 Grit Diamond Stone Pack
  • 6 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • Rusty’s Rags Knife Care Kit
Field Dressing Pack

  • 800/1000 Grit Diamond Stones
  • 5/3.5 Micron Leather Strops
  • Advanced Alignment Guide
  • Angle Cube
  • Rusty’s Rags Knife Care Kit
Polishing Pack

  • 1500 Grit Diamond Stones and Blank Glass Platens Pack
  • 9 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • 6 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • 3 Micron Diamond Lapping Film
  • 4/2 Micron Diamond Emulsion and Leather Strops Pack (black/red handles with Jende emulsions)
  • Blank Handles and Glass Platens Pack

Diamond Emulsion Stops Packs

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Stropping is the final step in the sharpening process, and so some new strops packs are our final new product for November. We’re pairing the diamond emulsions we released earlier this month with our leather strops to create two new packages. The diamond emulsions are highly concentrated, which makes for a fast-cutting, super effective polishing compound for mirror edges. Also, because the emulsions are thicker and more concentrated, they require less reapplication than the sprays. We will be offering a 4m/2m package and a 1m/0.5m pack. Both come with a set of Blank Leather Strops and retail for $55.00.

All these exciting new additions to the WE line will be available staring November 23. As always, if you have any questions regarding new or old products, just give us a call at 1-877-616-9911 or email us at info@wickededgeusa.com. We are available to take calls 9am-5pm MT, Monday through Friday.

EYK Armory

Jeff Deichert
100 Clear Brook Ct
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 919-2626
eykarmory@gmail.com

November 2016 Newsletter

 

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The end of the year is almost upon us and we couldn’t be happier. The Holiday season holds a lot of excitement for Santa Fe and for Wicked Edge. In addition to keeping up with our holiday rush, we’re putting together some new packages, revamping our website, prepping new products for release, and just enjoying the last of Fall. Most of our good news will have to wait for December’s newsletter, but for now we have a sale, new product releases, and holiday shipping deadlines to announce.

Pro Pack II Sale!

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Pro Pack IIs are on sale! If you’ve been looking to upgrade or you want to get your hands on a great gift now is the time to snap up a Pro Pack II! This package is selling for 10% off until November 30th so take advantage of the reduced price while you can. The system by itself is $674.10 or $809.10 with the Nanuk case. This deal is available online or over the phone so you can grab one through our website or give us a call anytime.

New Items Now Available

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The Polycrystalline Diamond Emulsions from Jende and our new Safety Shields were announced some time ago and we are pleased to say they are finally available for purchase!

The new Diamond Emulsions come in three sizes (7ml, 25ml, 50ml) and four grits (4 micron, 2 micron, 1 micron, and 0.5 micron). The emulsions are thicker and more concentrated than our Diamond Sprays, so you don’t need to apply as much to your strops. Polycrystalline diamonds also have a more ‘jagged’ edge than monocrystalline diamonds, which helps them cut faster when stropping. These emulsions are great for anyone looking to polish their knives to the highest level and get that coveted hair-splitting sharpness.

When working with knives, there’s always going to be a bit of risk involved. While at the National Restaurant Association Show in 2015, we received a lot of questions and remarks regarding safety, especially when sharpening quickly in a fast-paced environment. No one likes to get cut, after all. So, we created our new Safety Shields and are happy to announce they are ready to sell and ship. The shields fit on any of our stones or strops and offer complete protection while not hindering your sharpening. We especially recommend this product to professional sharpeners and commercial kitchen workers, as it’s all too easy to get lost in sharpening and slip up, leading to nasty cut. If avoiding injury is a top concern for you or for your business, definitely give these Safety Shields a try.

 

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Just in case you missed last month’s newsletter, here are the holiday shipping deadlines for UPS and USPS. Please remember that Christmas falls on a Sunday this year so we will not be shipping anything on Christmas Eve as we are closed on Saturdays. While USPS does operate on Saturday, they shut down early on Christmas Eve. UPS does not ship at all over the weekends unless an extra fee is paid for Saturday Delivery. If you need any special arrangements made for your holiday orders please feel free to ask.

UPS Deadlines

UPS Ground: Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 17. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 19.

UPS 3 Day Select:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 18. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 19.

UPS 2nd Day Air:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 21. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 21.

UPS Next Day Air:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 22. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 22.

 

USPS Deadlines

USPS Priority Mail: Priority mail can take up to 3 business days to deliver depending on the destination, so for delivery by November 23 be sure to order by 5pm MT on Nov. 18. For delivery by December 23, order by 5pm MT December 19.

For international shipments, please refer to the chart on this page. For APO addresses, check this page.

October 2016 Newsletter

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In Santa Fe, we take Halloween pretty seriously. For the City Different, the whole month of October is an extended holiday. We like it so much it actually carries on into early November with Dia De Los Muertos, also called Day of the Dead. We here at Wicked Edge are no exception. This month’s letter has some fun seasonal stuff, some research, and some news on Holiday shipping. Read on and have a Happy Halloween!

 

Pumpkin Carving!

 

Every October our office takes a little time out for a Pumpkin Carving Party. We do this not just for the fun of it, but because we can gather a little intel on knife sharpening and how you can personalize your knives for different unique tasks. Over the years, we’ve found that coarser, toothier edges tend to perform better than more refined edges when it comes to cutting through thick pumpkin shells. As all scientific tests must be repeated, we’ve done something similar this year. Each member of our crew sharpened a knife to their choice of angle and grit, ranging from 50 grit all the way to 6 micron. All in all, there wasn’t great deal of difference from one knife to another and, because we were only using the knives we ourselves had sharpened, the results were pretty subjective. One point that did come up was the flat-sided knives we were using tended to get stuck. This was probably due to the wet, pulpy flesh of pumpkin actually creating a suctioning effect. Serrations, a blood groove, or even the depressions on a Santoku knife would definitely mitigate this effect.

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

We’re coming up fast on the Holiday Shopping season! We’ll continue to keep all our customers abreast of the latest news to come from USPS and UPS regarding Thanksgiving and Christmas shipping. This year’s Holiday Deadlines are listed below. We’ll be posting these days in our November and December newsletters as well just in case there are any changes. Please keep in mind that Christmas is on a Sunday this year so services such as UPS will not be making deliveries on the 24th. As always, if you have any shipping questions or special instructions, just let us know.

 

UPS Deadlines

UPS Ground: Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 17. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 19.

UPS 3 Day Select:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 18. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 19.

UPS 2nd Day Air:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 21. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 21.

UPS Next Day Air:  Last day for delivery by November 23 is NOVEMBER 22. Last day for delivery by December 23 is DECEMBER 22.

 

USPS Deadlines

USPS Priority Mail: Priority mail can take up to 3 business days to deliver depending on the destination, so for delivery by November 23 be sure to order by 5pm MT on Nov. 18. For delivery by December 23, order by 5pm MT December 19.

For international shipments, please refer to the chart on this page. For APO addresses, check this page.

Libby and Leaf

Jonathan Alsop
110 Associates Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
704-246-6119
jalsop@libbyandleaf.com

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