A current list of exhibitors registered for IWA OutdoorClassics 2021 is available for download here.
We receive more registrations every day, so we update this list once a week.
+++ The entries in the following exhibitor & product database correspond to the registration status for IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 from 1 February 2020. +++
Wicked Edge Precision Knife Sharpeners
“Back in the day, I got ready for a hunting trip in the same way as all my friends; making lists, packing gear, preparing food, sighting my rifle etc... An essential part was always sharpening my knife. In those days, we all used the standard two-sided stone with techniques that had been passed on to us by our fathers and grandfathers. I remember working and working for hours to get what finally felt like a decent edge, only to find that the knife just didn't get the job done in the field.
Eventually, I purchased an electric sharpener. My electric unit was fast and produced satisfying results. The knives weren't razor sharp, but they were pretty good. By then I was outfitting hunts on a prestigious ranch in Colorado so I had plenty of opportunities to test out knives. What my guides and I all quickly found out was that you still needed to bring at least four knives to properly dress out an elk. I was examining the edges of my high dollar knives and I noticed that they had a scalloped appearance. I did some research and found out what professional sharpeners have known forever: A well-formed edge stays sharp much longer. Poorly formed edges, like those created on electric sharpeners will quickly dull. It was then that I purchased my first controlled angle sharpener.
After nearly a decade of love, the fascination with my sharpener slowly began to fade. First the vise didn't have enough clamping power to be truly effective. The knives would often work themselves out of the vise and the whole process would come to a halt while the knife was replaced and the vise was reset. Sometimes the knife would come all the way out and actually fall to the floor. Second was the awkward juggle that had to happen to switch sides for sharpening. It was always a fiasco that slowed progress and often ended up causing nicks and cuts on my hands. The third problem with the sharpener was that I often found myself needing to recreate the edge from scratch (which required a considerable amount of time) when only a touch up was needed. The combination of frustrations finally led me to discuss sharpening with my partner and sparked the creation of our first prototypes.
With the Wicked Edge, we have solved all of the problems inherent with all previous controlled angle sharpeners.' - Clay Allison
The Knife Sharpener
With the Wicked Edge, the problems inherent with traditional sharpening methods are solved. Wicked Edge Precision Sharpeners’ ground-breaking patented knife sharpening technology will revolutionize the relationship that knife owners have with their knives.
Any knife with a straight blade is held securely at the perfect angle for the type of knife and steel. The user controls the diamond grit grinding stones with innovative movement technology for a cutting edge that is perfectly shaped and finished.
Wicked Edge sharpeners are a simple but effective method that puts professional sharpening ability into everyone’s hands. We designed our products to help you quickly and easily get the edge you want.
Awards and Customers
Wicked Edge sharpeners have won numerous awards including the ‘Accessory of the Year’ for three years at BLADE Show (2009, 2010, and 2014). Wicked Edge also won the Kitchen Innovations 2014 Award for the Wicked Edge Professional Series Knife Sharpener.
Wicked Edge sharpeners are used by outdoor and hunting enthusiasts, culinary professionals, and tactical and military specialists throughout the world, including on the campuses of The Culinary Institute of America, US Navy Seal teams, and professional outfitters in the US, Europe, and Africa. Wicked Edge knife sharpeners are also used by professional reed musicians around the world, including musicians from the Houston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra.