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Knife Scales

Handle Making Supplies | Micarta

Posted by Ken

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Navigating the world of knife-making materials can be daunting. The scale, or handle material, is in some ways the easiest choice. Once you've decided on a type of knife, a blade material and manufacturing process, the handle can almost seem like an afterthought.

But materials range widely -- common ones include almost any kind of hardwood (walnut, cherry, teak, etc.) as well as several synthetic materials (rubber, micarta -- an extremely hard plastic common on many pre-fabricated knives). I've even seen knife scales made of mother-of-pearl or ivory. Each has its merits and cons so do your research.

I'll link below to micarta scales on eBay -- for a practical, durable handle with a non-slip grip, you can't go wrong with a handle made of this material, especially if it's grooved or textured.

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Some knife scales for sale on eBay:

RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 84 RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 84

$10.00
Auction Ends: 11d 8h 23m
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Dymondwood WALNUT Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 3 8 x 15 x 5 Dymondwood WALNUT Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 3 8 x 15 x 5

$7.99
Auction Ends: 25d 16h
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2 Laguna Dragon Juma 125 1 8 Scales 2 x 6 Knife Handle Material 2 Laguna Dragon Juma 125 1 8 Scales 2 x 6 Knife Handle Material

$21.14
Auction Ends: 8d 7h 41m
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Highly Figured Walnut Book Matched Knife Scales Set of 4 Highly Figured Walnut Book Matched Knife Scales Set of 4

$19.95
Auction Ends: 7d 2h 31m
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TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 83 TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 83

$10.00
Auction Ends: 16d 13h 26m
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2 Pcs BLACK RED LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 175 x 575 2 Pcs BLACK RED LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 175 x 575

$11.69
Auction Ends: 10d 8h 3m
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Domestic and Exotic Wood Knife Scales Domestic and Exotic Wood Knife Scales

$25.00
Auction Ends: 24d 3h 11m
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True Timber Kanati Camo Micarta Knife Scales Pair Pistol Grip 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4 True Timber Kanati Camo Micarta Knife Scales Pair Pistol Grip 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4

$18.29
Auction Ends: 6d 23h 50m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$8.00
Auction Ends: 28d 10h 53m
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Coconut Fiber Micarta Shadetree Custom Composites 28x 15x 5 Knife Scales Coconut Fiber Micarta Shadetree Custom Composites 28x 15x 5 Knife Scales

$21.99
Auction Ends: 26d 15h 29m
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