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Handle (Scale) Materials

Almite A coating used on aluminum handles, similar to anodizing. It resists scratching and marring and can be tinted to any color.

ANODIZED ALUMINUM Subjecting aluminum to electrolytic action, coating the aluminum with a protective and decorative film.

CARBON FIBER Graphic fibers (the size of a human hair) woven together then fused with epoxy resin. Lightweight with a high level of tensile strength it is three dimensional in appearance and costly to manufacture.

FRN (FIBERGLASS REINFORCED NYLON) A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber then injection molded into formed and textured lightweight high-strength knife handles.

BI_DIRECTIONAL TEXTURING Patented texture pattern molded into FRN handles with forward and backward graduating steps radiating outward from the center of the handle. It provides resistance to slipping in the hand.

VOLCANO GRIP Our trademarked waffle texture found on several of our FRN handled knife models. It is a continuous pattern of small squares providing tactile resistance to slipping while gripped in the hand.

G-10 An epoxy filled woven glass fiber that is rigid, impervious to temperature changes and chemicals and can be tinted into different colors.

KRATON A rubbery thermoplastic polymer used as flexible inlays on knife handles enhancing grip.

MICARTA Composite of linen or paper fabric that is impregnated with epoxy resin then formed into lightweight, durable and visually appealing handles. It can be polished or bead blasted to change its appearance and texture.

NATURAL MATERIALS Natural materials such as jigged bone, leather, mother of pearl, abalone, stabilized woods and stone that are used in making and embellishing handles.

PEEL PLY CARBON FIBER A carbon fiber filled, epoxy resin lay-up that has textured material placed on the surface to protect the material during manufacturing. After manufacture the material is removed and it leaves a grippy texture in the epoxy making a non-slip handle material.

STAINLESS STEEL Steel containing a minimum of 12.5% chromium, making the steel resistant (not stain proof) to corrosion. The chromium oxide (CrO) creates a barrier to oxygen and moisture inhibiting rust formation.

TITANIUM A non-ferrous metal used in knife manufacturing for its high tensile strength, light weight and corrosion resistance. Often used for clips (Salt Series), handles and liners.