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Made in USA. The Original Speed King Uncapping Knife, Electric. 110/120 Volts. North American Model. Pierce (the founder of Pierce Beekeeping Equipment Company) invented and patented the heated uncapping knife in 1941. This tool established the industry standard for heated uncapping knives and is the preferred tool used by professional and backyard beekeepers alike. Many companies around the world have tried to copy this knife—but there is nothing like the original Pierce Uncapping Knife. All our uncapping knives are handmade in Southern California, USA.


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The Speed King contains a sealed thermostat in the blade and is ready-to-use right out of the box. It is pre-calibrated to just the right temperature for uncapping. Made of food-grade 304 stainless steel, this knife is 10” long and 2” wide, and features a comfortable turned wood handle that stays cool to the touch. It comes with an 8 foot grounded cord.


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Patrick Kelly
Worth it

Knife does a good job

Heavenly Bee Farms LLC Shawn Whiteley
Haven’t used it yet

Haven’t used it yet but it looks amazing. Quality is written all over it. Very nice shipping as well. So far impressed.

alan Pryor
Uncapping knife

I have not received it yet. Last thing I heard from ups was it made it to the oakland facilities and was waiting to go out. Since then I received the uncapping tank that was shipped 2 days later......

Adam Volk
Great first experience

Works great, as advertised. We did 16 medium frames today, first time I have ever used one but by 3rd frame had it down pat and as long as you don’t leave the knife sitting in one spot zero burning of the honey! It glides right through with only slight pressure and sawing motion. Highly recommend!

Worked flawlessly

I was handed down a Vintage Pierce Speed King knife that easily had been used since mid 1980’s. It still worked flawlessly up until this year when it finally died. For a short time I tried the alternatives on the market; rollers, square scrappers, forks, and a simple serrated cold knife. Nothing compared to the Speed King quality and ease of use. I figured if they can make a product last 30+ years then I should invest in their products again. I’m a happy owner of a new Speed King model and it works just as amazing as the old one. It gives you such a clean cut with little effort at all! The knife heats up within 30 seconds and ready for use. I will dip mine into the wax cappings in between frames to keep temperature regulated. It’s worth mentioning that the customer service is amazing also! I would say half the time I have called them we end up talking bee stuff off the topic I called for! 🙂 Thanks Anura!

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