These instructions are posted elsewhere on this site, but I think it will be useful to have them re-posted here in the blog for those who have recently purchased a new sharpening jig.Sharpening Instructions copy
In-Line Sharpening System
I’m happy to announce that at long last I have the In-Line Swivel Knife Sharpening Hand Pieces back in stock. They are once again available to purchase here in the store on this site. https://redoxbrand.sagecreeksaddles.com/product/handpiece/
My thanks to those who have inquired and patiently awaited this announcement. Those of you that have questions about this swivel knife sharpening system are encouraged to contact me by email. If you encounter any difficulties in ordering, please email or text me at 307-272-8585. I’ll get right back to you.
How to order
I’m making these new knives personally one at a time. They will be made to order with sizing specifics determined by you the customer. They are flame-colored stainless steel. The knurling has the best grip of any knives I’ve ever used, especially the ones with the annular rings. The yoke has two bearings for stability and is very smooth. My blades are made of D2 blade steel. For the time being, I am selling these with a blade at the same price ($160.00, $10.00 shipping included) as my regular knives as found here on my Red Ox Brand website. These new knives differ from those in the shop here. To order one I just need an email address, shipping address, and phone number, to send an invoice That you will be able to securely pay online.
Please specify the barrel length and diameter that you would like for your knife. The three in these pictures are 7/16″. Other choices are, 3/8″, 1/2″, 9/16″, and 5/8″.
To determine the length of the barrel that you want, study the picture to the right. You need to measure your current knife from the yoke saddle to the end of the barrel without a blade. Then, decide how much adjustment you want the new knife to have beyond the top end of the barrel. The knife can be made with the barrel top right below the yoke, or you can choose to have some adjustment room to set it shorter if needed. All knives are able to be set longer than the chosen barrel length.
To order a knife I specifically need the barrel length that you decide upon and the barrel diameter.
The picture at the far right illustrates a method that has proven particularly good for determining a swivel knife’s length based on hand size. It might be a good idea to try this with a knife that you currently use before measuring for your new knife.
I’m very excited about these unique knives and appreciate the opportunity to make them available to you.
From my book “Harmony and Life in Leather
“Understand the swivel knife and the ergonomics of its use.”
The knife, in the picture to the right, has been adjusted using the above method of finding the length from your hand size. It may be longer than many folks are accustomed to. Also, note that the fingers and side of the hand are up, off of the work surface, as are the forearm and elbow, freeing up the joints of the arm to move. The length of the knife is such that a natural stress is set up, in the index finger, which automatically pushes the knife downward into the leather. If you have always adjusted your knife to be shorter than this, you may think that this feels awkward. In fact, people who make this adjustment gain a great deal more control. With your hand and arm free of the bench top, you are free to move all of the linkages in your arm, to make long, flowing cuts that taper over their entire length.
It has recently come to my attention that the handpieces for the In-Line Swivel Knife Sharpening System have not been pictured in the online catalog here at my store. This has been an oversight that involved the simple un-ticking of a box in my settings.
The handpieces have been out of stock for longer than I had anticipated. I have a batch here that just require some finishing and I hope to have them back in stock by June this year, 2020.
I apologise for any confusion and inconvenience that this has caused.