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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:

NEW SET WHITE BONE CUSTOM KNIFE BLADE MAKING HANDLE HANDLES SCALES SUPPLIES NEW SET WHITE BONE CUSTOM KNIFE BLADE MAKING HANDLE HANDLES SCALES SUPPLIES

$9.95
Auction Ends: 8d 6h 38m
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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: 23d 22h 21m
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BOCOTE KNIFE SCALES ONE PAIR KNIFE HANDLE GRIPS EXOTIC WOOD BOCOTE KNIFE SCALES ONE PAIR KNIFE HANDLE GRIPS EXOTIC WOOD

$15.99
Auction Ends: 19d 10h 58m
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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: 6d 21h 2m
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Brass Rod 3 16 x 6 inch Pin Pins For Scales Handles Knife Making Supplies Brass Rod 3 16 x 6 inch Pin Pins For Scales Handles Knife Making Supplies

$8.25
Auction Ends: 9d 5h 23m
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G10 1 4 250 6X2 ACID GREEN BLACK LAYERED KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 2pcs G10 1 4 250 6X2 ACID GREEN BLACK LAYERED KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 2pcs

$11.69
Auction Ends: 12d 23h 52m
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MAKE YOUR KNIVES STAND OUT Pair of Purple STABILIZED 5x2 CEDAR Wood Knife Scales MAKE YOUR KNIVES STAND OUT Pair of Purple STABILIZED 5x2 CEDAR Wood Knife Scales

$14.00
Auction Ends: 4h 41m
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2 pcs OD GREEN BLACK LAYERED 250 G10 6 X 2 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 2 pcs OD GREEN BLACK LAYERED 250 G10 6 X 2 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES

$11.69
Auction Ends: 8d 3h 45m
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Pair of STABILIZED Cedar Knife Scales 5x2 3 8 inch Thick NEW Pair of STABILIZED Cedar Knife Scales 5x2 3 8 inch Thick NEW

$10.00
Auction Ends: 12d 7h 43m
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1 PAIR KNIFE SCALES CURLY WALNUT 1 PAIR KNIFE SCALES CURLY WALNUT

$11.00
Auction Ends: 27d 5h 43m
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