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Select the ideal handle

Choosing your handle material is usually just a matter of personal preference but there are reasons why the manufacturers have selected a specific handle material, it could be that the wood is sourced locally or that it has special properties that make it resistant to salt water, resists mould or cracking over it’s lifetime. We have listed a few of the more common handle materials selected by knife manufacturers below and provided a short guide on the material source, price, origin and use. We hope you’ll find it useful!

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Steel composition and information guide

Choosing the right steel is important when buying a knife and that decision should always reflect on the knifes intended use. Hunting, survival, bushcraft and combat knives require a high carbon steel for strength and edge retention whereas a decorative or collectible knife may require a rust resistant stainless steel that can be polished to a high finish.

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