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Unread 01-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Wicked Edge Sharpener Review

I got a chance to use my new Wicked Edge Sharpener today. I got the basic kit which comes with the 100/200 grit and 400/600 grit diamond stones. I ordered separately the leather strops with 5micron and 3 micron paste. I also ordered the 800/1000 grit diamond stones, but they are on backorder. Here is what I received:








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The kit does NOT come with a base. There are various paperstone and stone bases available for $45-$75. I just could not see spending that much money, so I bought a 1"x12" piece of pine for $6 at Lowe's. I used the included template to drill the holes and countersunk them.

As for the sharpener, I love it. I sharpened several knives this morning. One of them is a Pampered Chef utility knife that I have never been able to get a decent edge on. Well, now it cuts paper with ease.

Pros - Very well made unit. Sharpens knives to a razor-sharp, polished edge. Able to dial in exact angles. Calibrated from 15*-30* in 1 degree increments. You can get a 12* angle as well, it is just not marked. Holds knife extremely steady. Very well made diamond stones. Has a depth/alignment tool for consistency. Large range of stones available, from diamond to Chosera water stones to diamond pasted strops.

Cons - Expensive (but worth it). There is the potential to cut yourself as there are no guards to protect your fingers. There is a learning curve.

I couldn't be more pleased with this unit. I have been using a Lansky sharpener for years with mediocre results. Now, I am able to get a factory quality edge on a knife, which is something I have never been able to do. When deciding to purchase, I looked hard at both the Wicked Edge and Edge Pro Apex systems. I know that the Edge Pro is just as good, but for me, the Wicked Edge fits the bill.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Eric, thanks for the review!
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I just watched a couple YouTube videos on that sharpener and I have to admit that it's probably the best one I have ever seen. Looks like its simple enough that anyone could use it. I might have to add that to a wishlist somewhere.... nice :)
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Thanks for the review. I've got lots of sharpening tools but if I didn't I'd take a good look at this system.
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Just curious, what is the price point compared to the Apex? I remember looking at this one, but got the Apex instead
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Apex 4 owner here. Awesome unit.
Never seen a WE in person, reead some good reviews on it.
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Thanks for the review, Eric. Quite insightful!
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Just curious, what is the price point compared to the Apex? I remember looking at this one, but got the Apex instead
It is about $50 or so more for a comparable model.
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BTW, I now have very little hair on my left arm from shaving with the knives I have sharpened. I have sharpened every knife I could get my hands on today!
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Thanks for the review, been looking at this unit
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BTW, I now have very little hair on my left arm from shaving with the knives I have sharpened. I have sharpened every knife I could get my hands on today!
LOL, I would do the same thing! Right on, bro.
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I had never heard of this thing before reading this thread. Now I want one SOOOO bad! Thanks a lot for giving me one more thing to lust over!
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I had never heard of this thing before reading this thread. Now I want one SOOOO bad! Thanks a lot for giving me one more thing to lust over!
No problem
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I considered buying on of these but ended up going with the Edge Pro. I just wasn't sure I could get used to the two handed process. I love my Edge Pro but I have heard a lot of good things about the Wicked Edge too.

FWIW, I switched from my left arm to my left leg calf. It is a little less inconspicuous when all the hair is missing
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Thanks for the great review!
I'm trying to decide which sharpening system to get. Can anyone give a comparison of the sharpening results between the Wicked Edge and a Work Sharp system? I know they are completely different methods of sharpening (Work Sharp uses belts), but I'm wondering which would give the best edge, or would they be similar?
I've really liked what I've seen of the Wicked Edge on YouTube, and it seems like a fantastic way to sharpen, plus you can work on both sides of the knife at once. But, the Work Sharp is cheaper, seems pretty darned fast, easy and safe. Yes, I can be a klutz if I let my mind wander.....
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