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Micarta® handle material is a composite made of linen or canvas fabric with a high-grade commercial resin. Micarta® has been around since the early 1900’s and has influenced many other synthetic handle materials today. Micarta® can be custom made and has become an industry-standard handle material for knives and knife kits.
This rigid composite handle material is resistant to weather, most oils, and solvents, making it a great choice for times when a good grip is needed. Micarta® matches very well with handles for knives, kits, tools, and many outdoor applications because is extremely durable and tough. Many users have even stated they have experienced better grip when the material is wet due to its composition. This is especially important for safe and secure knife and gun handling.
KnifeKits.com offers a variety of different Micarta® handle material sizes, textures, and colors. This medium weight handle material allows for a great depth of customization on knife, gun or tool handles with its handsome linen and canvas surfaces. On thicker stock, Micarta® offers the 3D milling artist one of the best materials in the world for artistic texturing. It machines like butter and can be bead-blasted for contrast and additional surface effects.