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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:

MAKE A KNIFE BLANK Turquoise Composite Knife Scales NEW LARGER MAKE A KNIFE BLANK Turquoise Composite Knife Scales NEW LARGER

$17.95
Auction Ends: 2d 18h 53m
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Domestic Wood Knife Scales Domestic Wood Knife Scales

$20.00
Auction Ends: 9d 17h 2m
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RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 84 RED BLACK CUSTOM COMPOSITE KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL BLANK SCALES 84

$10.00
Auction Ends: 6d 22h 50m
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Ranger Green Nomex Fabric Micarta Knife Scales Pair 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4 Ranger Green Nomex Fabric Micarta Knife Scales Pair 5 1 2x 2 x 1 4

$16.46
Auction Ends: 1d 18h 52m
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2 Pcs BLACK OD GREEN LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 6 x 2 2 Pcs BLACK OD GREEN LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 6 x 2

$11.69
Auction Ends: 11d 20h 30m
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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

$4.29
Auction Ends: 11d 18h 11m
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2 Pcs BLUE WHITE LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 6 x 2 2 Pcs BLUE WHITE LAYERED 250 G10 KNIFE HANDLE MATERIAL SCALES 6 x 2

$11.69
Auction Ends: 11d 20h 12m
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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: 12d 3h 53m
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Dymondwood ROSEWOOD Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 3 8 x 15 x 5 Dymondwood ROSEWOOD Laminated Wood Knife Handle Scales Slabs 3 8 x 15 x 5

$7.99
Auction Ends: 21d 6h 31m
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Purple  Black Pearl Scales Knife handles gun grips 1911 Purple Black Pearl Scales Knife handles gun grips 1911

$10.00
Auction Ends: 10d 3h 36m
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