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Another common horn used in knife handles. Very dense and fairly hard. Usually black, but sometimes with white banding and other muted colors.
Takes a glassy polish.BUFFALO HORNRams horn is just as tough as Sambar stag, but with some heavy textural lines, and makes an interesting knife handle. Colours range from dark olive green to brown, with some translucency.RAMS HORNAnimal bone has been used on knife handles since the dawn of time. Many types of bone may be used, popular are cow and giraffe bone.BONEAntler is one of the mainstays of organic handle material in fine custom knives.
It can have a beautiful brown textured surface, making it very attractive for knife handles, and a secure, comfortable gripping surface.
This is a very unique handle material that comes from whale carcasses found on the Tsitsikamma coast. It takes a very fine polish.WHALE BONEStainless steel handles are durable and sanitary, but can be slippery. To counter this, premium knife makers make handles with ridges, bumps, or indentations to provide extra grip.STAINLESS STEELWIld Olive, Iron Wood, Mopanie, Tambotie, Ebony, African blackwood, Sneezewood, Stinkwood are all indigenous hardwoods that give a beautiful finish.HARDWOODG-10 is a fiberglass based laminate. Layers of fiberglass cloth are soaked in resin and are compressed and baked. The resulting material is very hard, lightweight, and strong.SYNTHETIC
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