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30-06-05, 04:52 PM
Hi guys, Does any one know of a supplier for cloth laminate Macarta.I have been quoted 40 pounds plus 11 p+p + vat from
on supplier for a 300mm*300mm by 10mm thick piece which is supposedly 'top grade' I know the stuff is expensive, would you necessarily need a top grade to get the best 'grain effect? If any one has some handle size slabs surplus I would be willing to buy these if the price was reasonable.!. :)
30-06-05, 05:17 PM
KovalKnives.com can help you. Almost all the suppliers could.
The price is about right. Ballpark at least.
You can experiment with tuffnol, which is cheaper, but that is a paper-based laminate. Canvas Micarta or equivalent phenolic laminate is good for working grips, but the linen and paper ones take a better shine.
You can buy micarta in slab-sizes, which you should do until you know what type you like to use. Then buy the bigger sheets, and benefit from economies of scale.
30-06-05, 05:32 PM
depending on where you are in the world. if your in the UK try calling here (http://www.extremeoutdoorgear.co.uk) , i think they had some and some G10 - very helpfull people even if they dont.
if in the US try popsknifesupplies.com or do a Google search for Texas Knife supplies.
Also the links section on this forum have supplier links and some explain briefly what they sell, the Pops link is there as the Texas IIRC
what colour do you want and size?
30-06-05, 08:21 PM
You can get linen Tufnol and it's quite sturdy stuff but the colour is a bit boring. OK for handles though.
01-07-05, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the help I have posted private replies to cybertrix and shing as a responce and have also contacted one of the other suppliers.Thanks also for the product advice Cheers guys -Have a good weekend
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