2012 Accessory of the Year at Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair. The Pro-Pack II features the newest hardware upgrades, bringing total precision to sharpening and bundling together a great selection of accessories to make a complete, professional package.
The Pro-Pack II Includes:
New micro-adjustable Ball Joint and Guide Rod Assemblies
Micro-adjustments of +/- .05 degrees
Riser Block allowing for angles down to 13 degrees
Longer Base Rod calibrated to the Riser and new Ball Joint Assemblies
Amazing product. Well constructed and very easy to use. It is vastly superior to Edge Pro which I also own.
I am not,what you would call,a knife enthusiast or Chef,and I have no connection or financial interest in WickedEdge. I own a few high-quality knives,which I mostly use in the kitchen. And,I do prefer working with a razor-sharp edge.
The WickedEdge knife sharpening system (www.wickededgeusa.com) is a game-changer. And,it represents a quantum leap,both in the simplicity of its design,and in the edge that can be achieved by the amateur. It is so simple,you will wonder why no one created this sharpener before now.
Iím afraid that this device is going to put a lot of professional knife sharpeners out of business. It is really that good.
I donít care for the diamond paste and the strops,(too messy). But,with the Naniwa Chosera stones and the diamond stones,I am able to achieve an edge,in just minutes,that is as sharp as a razor blade - thatís not an exaggeration. And,this is true regardless of the starting point. The same results can be obtained with the dullest knife that you own.
There is a great deal of debate about Western versus Japanese Chefís knives,the Western knives being thicker and having a blade edge greater than 20 degrees,the Japanese knives being thinner,with an edge around 16 or 17 degrees. All of that debate is obsolete with the WickedEdge sharpener. You can easily put a 16 degree edge on a Western knife and a 20 degree edge on a Japanese knife,whatever you prefer.
The WickedEdge knife sharpening system is absolutely amazing.
There are a couple of unaffiliated products that I would recommend,in addition to the WickedEdge sharpener. One is the Flambeau Outdoors 4006 Tuff-Tainer. This item is perfect for the storage and protection of your WickedEdge stones. The other item that I would recommend is the DMT DIA-FLAT Lapping Plate. This stone will enable you to keep the surface of your WickedEdge stones flat.