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WHAT IS A FAVORITE HANDLE MATERIAL FOR YOU.....

FOR ME I KNOW WHAT I WANT IN A HANDLE MATERIAL SOMETHING WITH A GOOD GRIP.  SO I GUESS FOR ME A FAVORITE WOULD BE G-10 HANDLES, SO THERE IS NO SLIP OR VERY LITTLE SLIP WHEN I AM CHOPPING WOOD OR WHEN I'M CAMPING AND HUNTING.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND I LOVE THE LOOK OF BEAUTIFUL WOODS. SO I GUESS YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE TWO FAVORITE'S ONE FOR THE USER KNIFE AND ONE FOR THE COLLECTOR KNIFE.

WHAT DO YOU GUY'S THINK? IS THERE A  FAVORITE HANDLE FOR YOU? OR DO MOST OF YOU THINK THE WAY I DO... ONE FOR THE USER AND ONE FOR THE COLLECTOR? ALSO I JUST GOT A KNIFE WITH LINEN MICARTA HANDLES.  THEY ARE ALSO GOOD FOR GRIP..HMMM CAN YOU JUST PICK ONE?

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Comment by Seth King on November 22, 2012 at 12:39
ITS HARD TO PICK JUST ONE HANDLE MATERIAL AS MY FAVORITE SO I'LL NAME MY FAVORITE 3. I REALLY LIKE NATURAL MATERIALS SO I WOULD SAY MY FAVORITE 3 ARE MAMMOTH IVORY, MUSK OX, AND LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, A SUPER NICE PIECE OF SAMBAR STAG. I AM ALSO A BIG FAN OF HIPPO TOOTH. I JUST LIKE THE NATURAL CHARACTER AND THE STORY BEHIND A NICE PIECE OF NATURAL MATERIAL. THAT FACT THAT MY KNIFE HANDLE WAS ONCE ON A DEER'S HEAD OR IN A LIVE HIPPO'S MOUTH MAKE THESE MATERIALS SUPER COOL!
Comment by johnny twoshoes on May 6, 2012 at 9:52

I like the Natural choices better myself.

Stag is awesome, it's grippy when wet and perfect in a lot of places.

Bone is also an awesome material, it's surprisingly strong and holds it's own. 

Buffalo, can be temperamental and is prone to shrinking if neglected. 

Comment by Steve Williams on May 2, 2012 at 11:02

Yellow Delrin

Stag

Bone

Leather

Comment by Seth King on April 29, 2012 at 19:34

My favorite handle material is without a doubt Musk Ox Boss. It is absloutely gorgeous and provides a good grip.

Comment by Alexander Noot on April 29, 2012 at 7:31

I like the materials that I enjoy working with. Wood, Bone, Horn, ivory, Tagua Nut (I loves me some tagua nut) and others.

I can bear Micarta, but I'm not a big fan.....and I despise G-10. Don't like the way it feels, don't like the way I work with it.

Carbon Fibre, pretty, but also a pain to work with and very unhealthy.

Comment by Scott Rauber on April 29, 2012 at 7:11

Tough to say......I guess it'd have to be bone.  It just looks so primitive!


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Comment by Robert Burris on April 28, 2012 at 15:43

I'm like JJ. I like natural handle materials. Stag, bone and wood to be exact, ivory also but out of my price range.

Comment by Jan Carter on April 28, 2012 at 13:37

JJ,

LOL.  Yeah I love the look of a pearl and an abalone but have come to realize that the looking class versions of those materials work best for me.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on April 28, 2012 at 1:08

I like most any kind of "Natural" handle material, except pearl. 

Pearl has a nasty tendency of breaking if dropped.  (duh...)

Comment by D ale on April 27, 2012 at 22:27

I'm with RicK & Pat for my everyday users .. linen micarta has proven extremely durable ..and.. I find it very attractive when finished nicely. Stag is sweet .. but pricey. Queen's Aged Honey Amber Stag Bone is one I'm fond of for both it's durability and beauty. 

'n no Stephen ...  I can't just pick one :)

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