Handle/Scale Materials

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

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

carbonfiberCARBON 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.

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

bdtextureBI_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.

volcanogripVOLCANO 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.

g10G-10
An epoxy filled woven glass fiber that is rigid, impervious to temperature changes and chemicals and can be tinted into different colors.

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

micartaMICARTA
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.

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

carbonfiberPEEL 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.

stainlesssteelSTAINLESS 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.

titaniumTITANIUM
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.