Well a lot you might think that with great materials like G-10, Micarta, Titanium, Almite and aircraft aluminum you might say that Spyderco does not need any more handle materials. Well let's think about that for a minute? Isn't Spyderco kind of famous for being innovators? Of course they are!! With all of the "Space AGE" polymers on the horizon and a whole myriad of different metal combinations it would seem to me a good time to introduce a NEW handle material.
Now Carbon Fiber has been impressive but not all Carbon Fiber is created equal. I have a BLADE-TECH Tim Wegner look alike with a CF handle that is so much different than Spyderco's. I am sad to say that it grips better than theirs does. It is more like a matte finish versus the epoxy coated version we see on our favorite Spyderco models. As far as NATURAL handles go my girlfriend just recently scored a C-75 Kiwi with a "red Coral" handle and let me tell you that material is gorgeous and somewhat functional. I know there are other materials out there that are "untapped". Which one do you have in mind and what are they overlooking?