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    New potential handles

    So I have been toying with this idea for a while now. A way to do a strong, sanitary handle, that looks good, yet isn't expensive to build.

    Synthetics are a little tougher than woods, but look kinda sterile. Its hard to dress it up, and not look over the top. Commercial carbon fiber is usually lay up flat, looks good on 2 sides, and all edge grain on the others.

    This is a process I figured out after several attempts, finally figured a way to do it. This is hand layerd carbon fiber, so you can see the fibers all around. I used white vulcanized fiber spacers, to break it up a little, and a G10 ferrule, and end cap.

    I would like to know what you think. For or against, if you like the idea or not.



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    I think it could look cool with shiny powdered stainless. Reminds me of hockey skates and sticks a little bit but that isn't a problem for me.

    Is there any texture to it?
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    Its smooth, and grippy, does that make sense? Even wet, it isn't slick. You still have tactile grip.


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    I think it's a great idea an would be a big hit. I love my custom handles but I for one don't want "custom burl" on all my work knives. Something comfortable and cheap I could get 3 or 4 of my work knives that aren't customs done at the same time if the price was right. Plus I could spend the extra $$$ on a wa conversion for my new dragon. That handle would be perfect.

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    I like it, Pierre. Workmanlike, yet with a touch of class, if that makes any sense.
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    I like it.

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    i'm with you guys on this. awesome stuff!

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    I think it's great, but would be more greaterer if the carbon fiber had a tighter weave.
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    Looks great.

    Hard to tell from the photos--is there any way for food and grunge to get embedded in the fibers/weave?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Looks great.

    Hard to tell from the photos--is there any way for food and grunge to get embedded in the fibers/weave?
    Zero. It is completely resin impregnated. Water/food tight. There are 10 layers of carbon/resin around a the core.


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