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Thread: C-Tec, Micarta, G10 or Carbon Fibre?

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    C-Tec, Micarta, G10 or Carbon Fibre?

    Hi All, what handle material do you like better and why... C-Tec, Micarta, G10 or Carbon Fibre?

    Cheers...
    Last edited by ash9nine; 24-04-2013 at 18:03.

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    better at what? looking good? selling knives? resistance to wear?
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    Resistance/strength?

    Cheers...
    Last edited by ash9nine; 24-04-2013 at 17:20.

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    Need more info mate... for fixed blades or folders?

    G10 has been the tried and tested handle material for folders... depending on how thick the slab is, some folders forego steel liners to save weight eg. Coldsteel Recon1, American Lawman, AK47.

    I find CF are just really for show. Normal CF is too slippery to make good handles plus I think it pushes prices up the more material you use.

    Don't know C-tec, but Micarta is my fave for fixed blade handles.

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    Yeah sorry for fixed blade knives.

    Thanks K-Man.

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    All good...Also, ordinary paracord make good handles too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man View Post
    All good...Also, ordinary paracord make good handles too!
    Yeah they do. Got a few fixed blades in each of them except for C-Tec. Want to see what everyone else thinks and likes. Personally I like G-10.

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    Did you see this C-Tex sure looks great
    I think therefore I ummm


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    Looks awesome.

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    I find micarta is the nicest and toughest, mainly because it's got some give in it. G10 is tough but super rough and rigid. I find G10 is good for smaller fixed/folders and for bigger it's micarta. You'll find that a lot of makers wont use large slabs of G10 on real use machetes/axes, because it causes too much rebound and jarring.

    I agree on CF, more for show and very slippery.

    Plus theres some fancy new materials out there right now, like carbotanium, a mixture of carbon fibre and titanium. Imagine a Strider made with that!
    Always looking for Calico Forge Knives

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