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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:

TURQUOISE BROWN CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 66 TURQUOISE BROWN CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 66

$10.00
Auction Ends: 22d 19h 13m
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MACASSAR EBONY POOL CUE BLANK TURNING WOOD KNIFE SCALES 15 x 15 x 6 MACASSAR EBONY POOL CUE BLANK TURNING WOOD KNIFE SCALES 15 x 15 x 6

$12.45
Auction Ends: 12d 7h 14m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
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1 PAIR KNIFE SCALES COCOBOLO 3 16 X 1 3 8 X 5 KNIFE HANDLE GRIPS EXOTIC WOOD 1 PAIR KNIFE SCALES COCOBOLO 3 16 X 1 3 8 X 5 KNIFE HANDLE GRIPS EXOTIC WOOD

$14.99
Auction Ends: 25d 7h 29m
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15 X 12 JET BLACK EBONY POOL CUE BLANKS TURNING WOOD GUN KNIFE SCALES 15 X 12 JET BLACK EBONY POOL CUE BLANKS TURNING WOOD GUN KNIFE SCALES

$24.02
Auction Ends: 13d 54m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
Make it yours...

Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
Make it yours...

Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$10.00
Auction Ends: 26d 5h 41m
Make it yours...


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