What Angle Should I Sharpen My Knife At?
A common question for sharpeners new and old alike is "What angle should I choose to sharpen my knife at?" When you’re first getting started with a Wicked Edge sharpener, it’s best to match the existing angle on your knife. Thankfully, there is an ...
Creating a Mirror Edge - Advantages, Disadvantages, and Recommended Grit Progressions
The purpose of this article is to provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of a mirror-edge, and provide a selection of recommendations for grit progressions to achieve a mirror-edge. Benefits of a Mirror-Edge Push-cutting - Highly ...
Top Tips For Beginners, From our Forum Experts
When you’re new to sharpening with your Wicked Edge system, what are the best tips and tricks for success? We asked our forum members to let us know the most important best practices. Below are some highlights, and we highly recommend reading the ...
Drawing a Burr
When you’re first sharpening a blade, successfully drawing a burr from each side of the knife is the most important step. It is very difficult to know for certain without the presense of a burr if the bevels on each side of the blade actually extend ...
Break-In Period and Lifespan of Wicked Edge Diamond Sharpening Stones
Wicked Edge Diamond Stones have a break-in period. These abrasives are made from a process called electro-plating. During this process some diamond particles become stuck to each other and form a second layer of diamonds above the base coating. When ...