Beveled Knife Adapter Instructions
The beveled knife adapter allows you to sharpen a beveled knife using the Wicked Edge Precision Knife Sharpening System.
It tilts the edge of the knife over by approximately 20 degrees which allows you to sharpen your beveled knife using your Wicked Edge system.
There are two stages in sharpening a beveled knife:
1) sharpening the back side
2) sharpening the beveled side
Step 1: lay the back side of the knife on a diamond stone and sharpen until you get a burr. This doesn't have to be an 'excessive' burr, but it does need to be noticeable.
Once this is accomplished, move to Step 2.
Step 2: Insert the knife into the beveled knife adapter and secure the knife using the set screws. You can do this by hand, or you can use the Wicked Edge key. Don't over-tighten the screws. The adapter is made of aluminum. Over-tightenng can damage the adapter.
Place the adapter in your Wicked Edge system and secure it with the bevel on the right side.
(For left handed knives reverse this).
Determine the exact angle of the bevel using the Digital Angle Gauge.
- zero out the Digital Angle Gauge by placing it on the table where your system is mounted
- hold the Digital Angle Gauge against the bevel to determine its angle
- this can be a little tricky because the bevel is so small, it may take some practice
With the Pro Pack I - it may be helpful to turn the Angle Arm around so that you have more flexibility in setting the angle to the precise angle of the bevel.
Once you have determined the angle, set the angle arm to the same angle.
With either the 400 or 600 grit diamond stone, create a burr on the beveled side using the scrubbing motion (up and down).
When you have a burr, begin sharpening the bevel using the sweeping motion using the same stone you created the burr with. I recommend 15 to 25 strokes.
Switch stones to the next hight stone and sharpen the knife.
Continue sharpening up to 1000 grit diamond stones.
Strop the bevel. I recommend stropping from front to back, I find this easier to keep the stropping motion in a continuously upward motion.
Now that the knife is sharp, use a sharpening steel to set the angle of the burr for the optimal scraping edge according to your preference.
You can refer to my website for videos and instructions on the scrubbing (setting the burr), sweeping/sharpening and stropping. (Click on the blue letters to go directly to those pages.)