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    New Pairing/Petty Knife Handle

    Here's the handle I just finished shaping/sanding on a new petty/pairing knife I am working on.




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    nice taper on the handle, what is the material micarta linen?

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    Natural canvas micarta with a red vulcanized spacer. In future handles I will be using G10 or micarta spacers as the research that I've done on lines has told me that vulcanized spacers can shrink over time.
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    Pete that's some nice fitment you got there and the shaping/finishing looks great too.

    Yeah vulcanized spacer material can shrink and can also swell when it gets wet. FWIW I tested just about everything available to the knifemaker and they all failed except G10.

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    I forgot to mention that G10 has a couple of negatives as does everything. First is that it ruins saw blades, even bi-metal. Second is that the colors don't show from the edges which is what we want for liners so using anything other than black, white, and gray is going to give crappy results.

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    Looks awesome Pete. 1st rate.

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    I like it. Very nice sir

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    Thanks guys looking guys and Dave, thanks for the heads up about G10 as a liner material. Does anyone know what Bob Loveless used for his famous red liners on his knives?
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    Thanks guys looking guys and Dave, thanks for the heads up about G10 as a liner material. Does anyone know what Bob Loveless used for his famous red liners on his knives?
    Vulcanized fiber.

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    By using canvas micarta, you've chosen Bob's favorite material for knife handles. He was partial to green though.

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