The new holder works with the Tormek Knife Jig SVM-45. Your knife’s handle, rather than the blade, mounts in the SVM-00 holder. The SVM-00 then clamps into the SVM-45. Using this system there is really no limit to how small a blade you can sharpen. Small knife blades are difficult to sharpen at the best of times. Normally sharpened free hand, consistent shape and edge angle are always a challenge. The SVM-00 opens up the ability to work with complete control on a wide range of small knives. You can now sharpen knives of different shapes for whittling, chip carving and detail work. The SVM-00 can also handle narrow chef’s knives like boning or fish filleting knives. You can even sharpen small blades of folding knives with perfect control.
18 August 2013
Useful, not perfect.It's a welcome addition to the jig line-up, but just be aware that it has certain limitations that you don't typically find on Tormek jigs. If (like me) you want a jig to sharpen primarily the blades on your penknife then take in to account that you will end up with a different bevel on each side of the blade due to the blade's off-set to the center-line of the knife handle. Also, it will just about take a Victorinox SwissChamp if you jam it in hard, but I doubt I'll be able to get it in the same place next time, so the key aspect of Tormek jigs - repeatability - is missing.