Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I have the older Wicked Edge Gen 3, and it works alright but I've never been impressed with the clamp and had the same complaints as everyone else. The jaws did not clamp well on a distal-tapered spine blade, and it didn't take long for lots of junk to get into the jaw cams. I see now that they have an update out for the new "pro" version that has a "split" jaw evidently allowing it to flex to conform to a tapered spine, adjustable cam tension, and also better sealing for the internals of the clamp, which is what it clearly should have had from the start if the first users feedback was any indication. Has anyone used both clamp styles and can you comment on how much better the new system clamps blades the old system struggled with? It's almost a $250 upgrade for something that if they had done more testing should have been very obvious was lacking from the start. So I'm not sure I want to dump another $250 into it, especially if the new clamp is not MUCH better, or just sell it.