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:
We’re excited to announce the new Wicked Edge Field & Sport knife sharpener. It’s a portable unit featuring diamond grits of 100#, 200#, 400# and 600#, an aluminum easy mounting riser, C-clamp and carrying case. Here are some additional pictres:
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.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks – Wicked Edge
It’s finally Fall here in Santa Fe! Things are starting to pick up here at our office as hunting season gets underway and folks start preparing for holiday cooking. If you’re looking to get the most out of your knives, we have you covered with some new research and stropping supplies.
Diamond Elmusions by Jende
In addition to our Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride Sprays, we will now be offering Polycrystalline Diamond Emulsions by Jende. These emulsions are more viscous and saturated with a higher concentration of diamonds than our sprays, which means you can use less per strop. Polycrystalline diamonds are more ‘jagged’ than natural diamonds, which makes them ideal for super-fast touch-ups and mirror polishes. We will be offering 0.5 µ, 1 µ, 2 µ, and 4 µ emulsions in 5 mg, 10mg, and 25mg bottles. They’ll go up on our website within the next two weeks, so be sure to check back!
Sharpening for a Cutting Competition
Recently we had a customer bring in a 10” Dan Petersen knife for sharpening. We receive a lot of kitchen, pocket and hunting knives but this custom chopper was a special case: this particular knife would be used in a cutting competition. Seeing a chance for some research as well as being able to do a favor for a customer, we took on the challenge. We devised a series of tests to determine the best finish for a knife that would need to cut through plastic, wood, and rope while retaining its edge through intensive work. For the complete report, check out Clay’s post on our forum.
All Accessories in stock!
If you’re looking to do some early Holiday shopping, now is the time! All our accessories are currently in stock and our Generation 3 has a wait time of 4-5 weeks. Though we plan to remain fully stocked up through the end of the year, December is a big selling time for our upgrades and accessory stones, so get them while you can!
Summer’s winding down and we’re nearly getting washed away with late summer monsoons. August and September are always one of the best times of year to visit Santa Fe, but if you plan on coming to see the leaves change or the burning of Zozobra, bring an umbrella.
As for Wicked Edge, we have a few new products coming up in the next couple of months as well as some new pages on our website. If you like upgrades and options for your sharpener, these new items are for you!
Advanced Alignment Guides
Though most of the time finding and recording your knife placement is pretty simple, occassionally you do get a drop point knife or similar that needs to be tilted up or down in the vise. So how do you accurately record that? If you’re looking for perfect precision, we have a solution.
The Advanced Alignment Guide is designed to record not only the horizontal position of your knife, but the vertical position as well. Made of sturdy, transparent plastic, the Advanced Alignment Guide features a clearly labeled grid so you can record the exact coordinates of the tip of your knife. It is fully compatible with all our sharpeners. The gridded area of the Guide is about 4 x 3 5/8″ so it’s excellent for smaller blades. This new product is IN STOCK and can ship in 1-2 business says. For more info, check out the product page.
Extended Guide Rods
We are now offering 10″ and 12″ guide rods on our website! Though we have been stocking small numbers of them for some time now, we never had them available online due to low stock. Now, with the Gen 3 gaining more popularity every week and more Wicked Edge users wanting to customize their sharpener, we’ve decided to add the extended guide rods to our online product list. If you have a Low Angle Adapter or sharpen a lot of larger knives like cleavers or swords, these longer guide rods can really come in handy. They are compatible with the Pro Pack II, both Field and Sports, the Generation 3, and any precision sharpener with the Pro Pack II Upgrade Kit or either of the Gen 3 Upgrade Kits installed. Just unscrew the 8″ arms from the ball-joints and attach the longer rods in their place, so switching rods as needed is super easy. Check out the 10″ rods here and the 12″ rods here!