NOTICE OF RETIREMENT: As of 2021, I am no longer taking orders for new custom knives or custom knife repair and conversions. For those of you who would still like one of my custom knives, I do have a few "On Hand", that can be shipped out ASAP. You should find the info and photos of them under the "Knives For Sale" section.  These remaining knives will be discounted by 30%, until they are all gone.
Thank you for your support over the years.  - Jay Maines

Micarta

MicartaManufactured by Westinghouse, micarta is tough and durable making it a good choice for combat, military and survival knives. It is resistant to corrosion, acids, oils, heat and cold, moisture, compression and impact. It is manufactured in built-up layers of polymers and either paper, linen or canvas. Paper-based micarta, when sanded smooth, can be polished to a brilliant shine. It is available in ivory, black and butterscotch colors. Linen-based micarta shows some grain pattern from the layers of fine linen. When sanded smooth it, too, takes a high polished shine. It is available in black, maroon, red and white. Canvas-based micarta shows a very coarse grain pattern that resembles layers in wood. Available in brown, green and black. When only sanded to 120 grit, the rough surface gives a good secure grip. However, the handle’s color will be dull when in this rough state. See the photo #1 of a black canvas handle that has a dull, gray appearance. The deep rich color of the canvas micarta may be brought out by treating the handle with Danish Oil Finish. See photo #2 of the same knife handle.

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