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Newly designed TSPROF K03 or Wicked Edge?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Zackali, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Zackali


    Apr 11, 2019
    Hello All! Question for experts and all. As more ppl got a chance to use Tsprof russian sharpening system. I wanted to ask, cost aside, judging purely on performance, what’s better between the 2 sharpening systems? Tsprof K03 or best model Wicked Edge?
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  2. wade7575


    Apr 3, 2013
    It all depends on what you are going to be sharpening with your system,for me I went with the K03 because it is a more versatile sharpener for my needs.

    I like some of the feature's of the Wicked Edge but I don't like how you have to buy 2 of the same grit stones,another problem some people have with the Wicked Edge is trying to sharpen knives at really low angles.

    With the K03 because it use's Edge Pro format style stones your stone select couldn't be any better and it does an awesome job at sharpening as well.
  3. Haffner


    Feb 13, 2007
    Try before you buy!!!

    Consider which sharpening movement will be most comfortable for you.

    I have both a Wicked Edge and a Hapstone v6 with the rotating clamp.
    My version of the Hapstone is no longer for sale, but the Hapstone R1 and K1 systems are really worth considering.
    I really like both system for different uses, so try the yourself and see what you like most.
  4. Bladegunner

    Bladegunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    If you decide on the TSprof you might want to wait a month or two they are constantly redesigning them and coming out with the latest, greatest iteration and lots of parts and upgraded features are not interchangeable. I did not have a good experience with the one I had. The calibration directions and video were in Russian. I got very uneven bevels and no help from them. Just my experience others have had great results with them. They do now have an American dealer so the service should be better. I sold it and bought a WE and have had great results with perfectly even highly polished bevels.
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  5. Zackali


    Apr 11, 2019

    Thanks for your input!
  6. Zackali


    Apr 11, 2019

    Thanks for the advice , but unfortunately I watched a whole bunch of videos and realized that 98% of European and Russian knife makers and knife sharpening experts are all using the Tsprof and are extremely extremely satisfied with the Tsprof equipment, it’s quality of build (they call it “over built” :) which is always good) and most importantly the quality of the end results they’re achieving using it. Those who use the Wicked Edge are all switching to Tsprof, the new buyers are going with Tsprof. But those are like I said European and Russian masters. It’s a lot easier to get the machine there.
    My question here is for the American specialists , now that this sharpening device becomes more and more available for the US consumer and more ppl get chance to use it, I wanted to find out the opinion of the American knife makers and sharpeners as in my opinion, they’re (the Americans) are widely regarded to be the very best or one of the best knife makers in the world, and so your guy’s opinion is very important.
    Here in US, when I was asking to compare the to, it always came down to Wicked Edge is the best, but I understood that it was because couple of years ago Tsprof wasn’t easily available to everyone and was practically unknown to a lot of ppl here.
    Now it’s a different story, more and more ppl here are getting their hands on these machines ( and the units it self are being upgraded and become more advanced) and we can now get some feed backs.
    And so I thought it was a good time to re-visit this question, this comparison between the 2 very best systems.
    Thank you all for your feedback

    P.S - I couldn’t wait and went ahead and purchased the newly re-configured updated version of k03 ( not yet available in USA ) the one they just came out with, few months ago.. you can look it up and see which one I’m talking about, it’s on their Russian website ( don’t push ENG for English, cause the new model not shown on English side)
    And it’s should be here in 10 days (keeping my fingers crossed:) and I try to will make a video, my very first video :)
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  7. Zackali


    Apr 11, 2019
    Thank you for the reply! But I wasn’t talking about Hapston but rather Tsprof K03 , it’s Russian made sharpening device.
  8. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Okay, we'll await the video. For now, the ongoing promotion via this thread is at an end.
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