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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:

Domestic Wood Knife Scales Domestic Wood Knife Scales

$20.00
Auction Ends: 8d 21h 8m
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MAKE A KNIFE BLANK Turquoise Composite Knife Scales NEW LARGER MAKE A KNIFE BLANK Turquoise Composite Knife Scales NEW LARGER

$19.95
Auction Ends: 1d 22h 59m
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Dymalux Green Hornet Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales 1 4 x 15 x 5 Dymalux Green Hornet Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales 1 4 x 15 x 5

$6.99
Auction Ends: 14d 7h 7m
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Dymalux ROSEWOOD Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5 Dymalux ROSEWOOD Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5

$6.99
Auction Ends: 20d 10h 37m
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Red  White Pearl Scales Knife handles gun grips 1911 Red White Pearl Scales Knife handles gun grips 1911

$10.00
Auction Ends: 5d 6h 50m
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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: 11d 7h 59m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$7.00
Auction Ends: 23d 5h 26m
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Dymalux Buckskin Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5 Dymalux Buckskin Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 1 4 x 15 x 5

$6.99
Auction Ends: 25d 4h 59m
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Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks Desert Ironwood bookmatched figured knife scales turning wood turning blanks

$15.00
Auction Ends: 23d 5h 26m
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Green  Brown Nomex Fabric Micarta Knife Scales Pair 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4 Green Brown Nomex Fabric Micarta Knife Scales Pair 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4

$16.46
Auction Ends: 13d 21h 21m
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