What is the best wood for a knife handle?

The most durable woods for knife handles

  • Pakkawood. This is one of our favorite materials for knives, and you will see it often in our catalogs.
  • Rosewood. The majority of our knives have a Rosewood handle because it is beautiful but strong and hardy.
  • Maple Burl.
  • Ebony.
  • Oak.

What is a good material for knife handles?

Aluminum, usually anodized for color, hardness and protection, is a very durable material for knife handles. It’s a low density metal that provides for a nice, hefty feel to the knife without weighing the knife down. The most common type of aluminum used today is the T6-6061 alloy which has tremendous tensile strength.

Are wood handle knives better?

Wood. Wood is one of the oldest, most popular types of knife handle material. Its strong composition and textured grain give the knife handle a good grip, durable composition, and aesthetic appeal. As compared to all other natural materials, wood offers the most variety.

What is the handle of a knife called?

The handle of a knife, sometimes referred to as the “scales” if it is made of two pieces, can be constructed of a range of materials, from plastic to deer antler. The handles of kitchen knives sometimes come with finger grooves for extra grip.

What are chef knife handles made of?

Chef’s knife handles have traditionally been made of wood, but wooden handles present certain problems. For one, because wood is porous, knife handles made of wood can harbor bacteria that cause food-related illness.

What is a G-10 handle?

What is A G-10 Knife Handle? G-10 is the designation for a glass-based epoxy resin laminate. What that means is that you take a glass-based cloth (fiberglass, in other words), soak it in an epoxy resin, and then using heat and pressure compress it into the shape you want.

What is a full tang?

A full tang extends the full length of the grip-portion of a handle, versus a partial tang which does not. A full tang may or may not be as wide as the handle itself, but will still run the full length of the handle. There are a wide variety of full and partial tang designs.