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!

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.

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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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WESWAT – Variable Stone Thickness Adapter

Using the Variable Stone Thickness Adapter     

Some Wicked Edge stones are thicker than others, particularly the Naniwa-Chosera Waterstones. To ensure the shape of your bevels stay consistent, and angle adjustment must be made when switching to these stones.

The Variable Stone Thickness Adapter is a guide that holds the place of your angle, and lets you repeat your angle when switching between stones of different thicknesses.

Helpful tip: To achieve perfect results with the Variable Stone Thickness Adapter your sharpener should have micro adjustment capabilities. If you have a model without this capability it is OK, you will just need to remove your Base Rod and turn it around so the detents are facing away from you.

Step 1 – Place the Adapter on the Base Rod

Remove the Guide Rods from the Base Rod (degree bar). Slide the Variable Stone Thickness Adapters onto both sides of the Base Rod so the are facing up and away from you. (Note: there is a flat side and an indented side to each adapter. The flat side goes towards the Vise Jaw.)

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Step 2 – Find your angle

Slide your Guide Rods back onto the Base Rod and then slide your stones onto the Guide Rods. Click here for detailed instructions about how to find your angle.

 

Step 3 – Setting the adapter

Once you have found your angle, slide the Variable Stone Thickness Adapter over until it is flush with your stone. Then, while holding the stone flush against the adapter with one hand, firmly tighten the Adapter to the Base Rod by using the Vise Key with your other hand. Repeat on the opposite side. (Important: From this point forward the Variable Stone Thickness Adapters should not move at any time during the sharpening session. They are now set as the guide for your other stones.

WE SWAT 1.599 WESWAT   Variable Stone Thickness Adapter

 

WE SWAT 1.589 WESWAT   Variable Stone Thickness Adapter

 

 

Step 4 – Using the adapter as a guide

When you are ready to switch to a stone with a different thickness, slide the stone onto the Guide Rod and loosen the collar that holds your angle in place. (Notice that when you place the stones with a different thickness against the adapter, there is a gap.)  While holding the stone against the adapter, adjust your angle setting until there is no longer a gap and the stone is flush against the adapter. You can do this by using the main angle adjustment on the degree bar, or with your micro adjustment. Then, while holding the stone flush against the adapter, re-tighten you angle adjustment so it is set in place. Repeat with the stone on the other side of the sharpener. WE SWAT 1.575 WESWAT   Variable Stone Thickness Adapter

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Step 5 – Progress through all of your stones

Feel free to progress through all of your stones. You will want to check each stone against the adapter to see if an angle adjustment needs to be made.

Step 6 – Stropping 

When you progress to leather strops, it is important to clean off all of the water, stone slurry, or any other particles from the adapters prior to touching the strops to the adapters.Doing this will prevent damaging or contaminating the strops. When you use the leather strops, set your angle 1-2 degrees more acute than your original sharpening angle. This is important because the leather is pliable, and if left at the same sharpening angle as your stones, it can roll over and dull your edge. You can reset your sharpening angle without moving the adapters.

 

 

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