Knight Line 600M
600 Meter Roll of Knight Line
The Ultimate Fence that glows in the dark - for added safety KnightLine can be installed as a complete 5 strand fence or installed along with other non-glowing fencing wires.
- Absorbs sunlight during the day then glows at night.
- 4mm diameter, solid nylon (no steel!), HT polymer
- Can be strained using normal fencing strainers 3-4% recommended strain.
- Will break before it cuts into a horse, 100% safer than steel.
- No radiation-totally safe
- Appears white in colour in the light, but glows in the dark.
- UV stable for 10 years+.
Size: 4mm Diameter
Length: 600 meter spool
KnightLine is designed to stand out in the vision of horses, making the fence a visible boundary on the darkest of nights. The darker the night, the more KnightLine will stand out and this product was developed particularly with unstabled horses with nightblindness in mind.
KnightLine is designed to not cut into a horse in the event of a horse running through the fence and installed together with multiple strands or with BorderLine or Equirope this fenceline will actually help to bounce a running horse back into it's paddock, as one cutomer who saw an incident said " like a vertical trampoline". This applies if tension as recommended at 3-4% see HOW below.
KnightLine will glow for 8-12 hours in the dark, depending on the amount of exposure to sun during the day. Initially after exposure the glowing is quite noticeable, but this fades relatively quickly.
After several hours there is a slight glow which is hardly noticeable with the naked eye, but stands out to an animal with eyes already adjusted to the darkness around.
To test or observe the product:
If you ever doubt the products effectiveness, make sure you go into a dark paddock where the product is installed and let your eyes adapt to the darkness for at least 20 minutes, this way you will begin to observe the Knightling more like your horse which is out in the dark all night, or roll up a few metres and leave in the sun in the day and take it to you bedroom at night and observe the glow.
Note that if your eyes are exposed to tourch light or any foreign light, your eyes will take about 20 minutes to adjust from the last exposure to this light that the horse would not usually be exposed to.
Frequently asked Questions:
Q: Can i install Knight Line on a fencline containing steel or star posts?
A: Yes, however we recommend you use our steel post insert to protect against the sharp edges, particularly with star posts which hav punched holes and often sharp burs one side and yes this insert is made to comfrtable fit into standard star post holes- see: Plastic insert- code: G5
Q: Can i install Knight Line without drilling through posts, using staples including using staples on 90 degree and 2 x 45 degree corners and how do i tie it off on strainer posts?
A: On the below knot explanation, step 1. it is not necessary to go 3 times around the post, but at least twice, then follow the other steps.
Staples on the line posts are fine, just make sure a good smooth steel staple no sharp edges or square wire profile or barbs exposed, leave so it can slip. You can use staples on the inside of corners, but we recommend the following, as staples on corners pull out under force when posts dry and crack.
If running on the inside edge of fence with staples, at the corner, run straight past corner post around it and 90 degrees to the rest of the line, the Knight Line will cross over on the inside of the fence line. When tensioning, rub plenty grease/ Vaseline on the line so as you pull it it lubricates it around the corner in the direction from which you are going to pull the tension and/or have a second hand to just go to the corners and pull on the slack side towards the side where you are tensioning it from, this assists it around the corner post and evens out the tension.
With 2 x 45 degree corners, Vaseline and hands to assist around corners as the accumulated friction around posts start to cause quite big resistance to being dragged around these corners.
You can do full paddocks, all four sides, gate post to gate post like this. Hold good strain with a strainer as you tie off and release once your knot is done, the start or the run can be tied off with this same knot.
THE KNOT- Called the 333 knot - The best and neatest whay to tie off is using the: Large Wire Anchor
1: Go 3 times around the strainer post ( 2 x is fine)
2: Twist tail end 3 times around Border Line leading away from the post
3:Twist tail end 3 times around Border Line leading back towards the post
4: Tuck the tail end 2 or 3 times between the strands going around the post and the post itself
5: Release strainer mechanism, watch knot tighten up and cut excess tail off- you knot will never come undone.
Q: How do i work out and apply 3-4% strain.
A: 1 % of 100m = 1m so 3-4% is 3-4m whichever you felt is tight enough, either option should be too tight for animals to get tangled. So 600m = 6m x 3= 18m of strain. joint 2 rolls and do a run of 860m? = 8.6 x 3 = 25.8m strain +.
Q: How do i strain this amount of strain required?
A: Pull Knight Line on the fence line by hand utill all sag is out, no looser, no tighter !- Then pace back your 3m, 18m or whatevers your 3 % works out at and make a clear texter mark on the line. Then pull as much as you can by hand, 2 people may get it to 2.5% strain, the remainder needs to be pulled up by chain strainer, rope strainer or if using a wire anchor to terminate, a wire anchor strainer or gripple strainer also works.
REMEMBER: If any fence product is left too loose on the fence, this could cause tangling if legs or other parts and you are then not using this product in the safest way for which it is designed, the recommended tension is mandatory to achieve the safest possible installation and vastly reduce risk of injury and vet bills.