UltreX™ G10 - Red, White & Blue 3/16" - 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.
Red, White & Blue G10
**Note: In order to get the look of the picture above, you MUST epoxy the dark red side to the tang. If you reverse it, you will not get the look in the picture above.
The difference between Micarta and G10 is: Micarta is a high pressure laminate that (often) uses linen or canvas based fiber. G10 is an epoxy based high pressure laminate that used glass mat (think fiber glass) for the fiber base. G10 is tougher and more water resistant than Micarta.
Tip: This is glass based. Wear a respirator. Wear gloves when you are cutting it too. After cutting a bunch of it, I can feel several dozen little prickly glass threads in my hands.