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Knife Handles 101



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What materials are made to use knife handles, and which one is best for you?

Like so many survival supplies, a knife is only as good as the materials it’s made from.

We’ve already discussed the different types of knife blades and which ones are best suited for different tasks. Now let’s take a look at the various handles, what they’re made of, and the pros and cons of each type of material.

The infographic below, originally published on Visually, illustrates the various materials used to make knife handles. These materials include:

  • Synthetics such as micarta, G10, FRN/GRN, zytel, kraton, and carbon fiber
  • Metals such as aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel
  • Natural materials such as wood, bone, pearl, and abalone
  • Hybrid materials such as stabilized wood and laminates

Which knife handle material is right for you? Read on to find out.

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