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System The Robert Sorby Sovereign is a beautifully engineered and ergonomically designed interchangeable handle system that not
only looks good but has the perfect feel and balance. Its Softex nonslip grip provides excellent comfort and stability making it
ideal for larger projects as well as the intricacies demanded of smaller ones.
A range of accessories add to its versatility providing additional grip, steadiness, weight distribution, extended handle size
and enormous tool choice. Four easily interchangeable collets allow for the majority of the Robert Sorby range to fit into this
flexible system. Tools with a 5/8” shank don’t require a collet and fit directly into the handle.
The Sovereign handle is available in three sizes designed to couple together to
provide the woodturner with a variety of alternative sizes
The Robert Sorby Sovereign System offers the
woodturner unrivalled flexibility. This picture
demonstrates how quick and easy it is to extend
handles. This example shows the popular
12” handle extended to 17” when
coupled with the 4” extension.
The vast majority of Robert Sorby tools are now available for the
Sovereign system and are shown with an S icon throughout the
catalogue. The table below indicates on which pages the tools can
be found and the opposite page highlights which collet is required
for each specific tool.
Tool Page Number
Tool Page Number
Gouges 4 and 5
6 and 7
Hollowing 20, 22, 23 and 24
5 and 6
TurnMaster 12 SOV-22 (22” HANDLE)
Designed for turners who enjoy working further away from the project it is
particularly useful for deep hollow forms and is a favourite with those who use
the Sovereign Ultima – the extra long handle providing fantastic support.
SOV-22S As well as the handle only option, the SOV-22S comes with
the addition of two collets (SOV-C10 and SOV-C13).
For more information see page 19
SOV-16 (16” HANDLE)
This handle is equally at home providing added comfort when stretching to
the bottom of long vases or adding that stability often required with
many turning techniques. Its length provides that added
leverage and additional support. Probably the
most popular Sovereign handle.
SOV-16S As well as the handle only
option, the SOV-16S comes with the
addition of two collets (SOV-C10 and
SOV-C13). For more information see page 19
SOV-12 (12” HANDLE)
The newest of the Sovereign handles. At 12” this handle size delivers control
at close range making it ideal for smaller projects.
SOV-12S As well as the handle only option, the SOV-12S comes
with the addition of two collets (SOV-C10 and SOV-CT). For more
information see page 19
SOV-22 22” Handle
SOV-16 16” Handle
SOV-12 12” Handle