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Glossary: Handle Materials


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Almite
A coating used on aluminum handles similar to anodizing. Resistant to scratching and marring, it can also be tinted to any color for visual appeal.

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Kraton®
A high-performance elastomer manufactured by Kraton Polymers used as a synthetic replacement for rubber. Kraton provides the flexibility, high traction, and sealing abilities of natural rubber, but with increased resistance to heat, weathering, and chemicals. Kraton is used in the manufacture of knife handles to provide a comfortable, secure grip.

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Titanium
A non-ferrous metal that is lightweight, highly corrosion resistant and has a high degree of tensile strength. It is ideally suited to use in the handles, liners and other components of folding knives.