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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:

Canvas Micarta Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5 NATURAL BROWN 2 pcs Canvas Micarta Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5 NATURAL BROWN 2 pcs

$3.99
Auction Ends: 9d 21h 55m
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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: 22d 5h 5m
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3 8 Mix  Match Knife Scales U pick Species  Qty 2 ea Any Qty only 5 ship 3 8 Mix Match Knife Scales U pick Species Qty 2 ea Any Qty only 5 ship

$2.00
Auction Ends: 20d 4h 59m
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2 OSAGE ORANGE KNIFE BLOCKHANDEL SCALES 1 X 1 1 2 X 6 FREE SHIPPING 2 OSAGE ORANGE KNIFE BLOCKHANDEL SCALES 1 X 1 1 2 X 6 FREE SHIPPING

$8.50
Auction Ends: 28d 7h 56m
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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: 22d 5h 5m
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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: 22d 5h 5m
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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: 22d 5h 5m
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A++ STABILIZED MAPLE BURL KNIFE SCALES HIGHLY FIGURED EXOTIC WOOD 343 A++ STABILIZED MAPLE BURL KNIFE SCALES HIGHLY FIGURED EXOTIC WOOD 343

$24.95
Auction Ends: 29d 9h 22m
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Mesquite Burl Wood Knife Scales Handles Grips Jewelry Boxlids Maquetry Crafts Mesquite Burl Wood Knife Scales Handles Grips Jewelry Boxlids Maquetry Crafts

$13.00
Auction Ends: 21d 4h 5m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$12.00
Auction Ends: 22d 5h 5m
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