G10 Liner - UltreX™ White .030", .060" & .090" - Knife Handle Material
Micarta® was the original knife handle material. But before that, it proved its toughness and durability in demanding electrical and mechanical industrial applications. Pioneered by the Westinghouse company for use in power generating and utility scale transformers, the Micarta® brand became synonymous with a specific style of laminated composite — paper and cotton fabric reinforced phenolic.
Now available in several different colors, combinations, and surface treatments, UltreX™ paper and cotton phenolic materials use the original production methods of Westinghouse, updated with today’s process and environmental controls. And unlike other “micarta” available in the market, UltreX™ Micarta® is produced in the USA.
This g10 is .030" & .060" thick and used as liner or spacer in your knife handles.
It is called a liner when used on a full tang knife and sandwiched between a scale and the tang.
It is called a spacer when stacked in line in a full tang knife.
When it is used in a folder between the scale and metal liner it gets confusing. Call it a g10 liner.
The advantage to this material is it doesn't absorb water and comes in a wider assortment than traditional vulcanized liner material.
TIP: This is g10 and needs to be really roughed up for glue to stick to it. Use a 36 or 40 grit abrasive and scratch every bit of you can for a good bond.