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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:

Highly Figured Walnut Book Matched Knife Scales Set of 4 Highly Figured Walnut Book Matched Knife Scales Set of 4

$19.95
Auction Ends: 5d 5h 1m
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Dymalux Cocobolo Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5 Dymalux Cocobolo Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5

$7.99
Auction Ends: 9d 13h 40m
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RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 84 RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 84

$10.00
Auction Ends: 9d 10h 53m
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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

$16.19
Auction Ends: 5d 2h 20m
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4 Pieces Of 1 8 125 Black Canvas Micarta Knife Handle Material Blanks Scales 4 Pieces Of 1 8 125 Black Canvas Micarta Knife Handle Material Blanks Scales

$8.99
Auction Ends: 6d 2h 40m
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2 PCS OF 250 BLACK G 10 6 X 2 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES G10 2 PCS OF 250 BLACK G 10 6 X 2 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES G10

$9.89
Auction Ends: 4h 54m
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BLACK TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GRIPS 80 BLACK TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GRIPS 80

$10.00
Auction Ends: 29d 13h 32m
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G10 Knife Handle Scales 1 4 x 15 x 55 slabs OD GREEN BLACK Multicolor G10 Knife Handle Scales 1 4 x 15 x 55 slabs OD GREEN BLACK Multicolor

$12.99
Auction Ends: 19d 16h 52m
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BLACK PEARL COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 54 BLACK PEARL COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 54

$10.00
Auction Ends: 5h 38m
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TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 83 TURQUOISE CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES GUN GRIPS 83

$10.00
Auction Ends: 14d 15h 56m
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