Aluminum Handle

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jazub, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I love my Aluminum handled Dalton auto.

  2. jac_solar


    Sep 1, 2013
    What do you think of the handle weight?

    Most folders seem to have a blade-to-handle ratio of 1:1, 1.5:1, 1:1.5, or something along those lines, but the Hogue EX-01 is more like 2:1.
  3. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Congrats on your Dalton, CM !
    I think if i ever designed this style of knife it would be aluminum w/heat colored bronze pivot & furniture.
    And the appropriate blade steel of course.

  4. jazub


    Feb 6, 2010
    Picked up the Knockout due to this thread and I'm digging it. Pretty addictive to flip with the assist. Good recommendation :thumbup:

  5. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Haha brother, you just put a big ol' smile on my face. I'm glad you're feeling positive about your purchase. Like I said, I've got nothing bad to say about it. Put her to work ASAP!!!
  6. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Don't pass up on the ZT 0770 before they're all gone.

    Any and all of the MicroTech Mini Matrix, DOC, Socom Elite, Socom Delta. The colors on the DOC are great.

    LionSteel SR-2 & SR-1 Aluminum. They come in exceptionally vibrant colors. Try the small SR-2 with orange aluminum handle and Sleipner steel. Value priced under $150!

  7. jazub


    Feb 6, 2010
    That orange SR2 looks great. Makes me wonder why there isn't more orange anodized aluminum.

    I think the Socom Elite is my next aluminum handle. Just waitng on the right blade steel/handle configuration.
  8. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Tough to find a MicroTech Socom Elite with a plain edge clip point. They're light and tough.

    There are also the ZT 0350 with brown (0350BRN) or green (0350GRN) textured aluminum handles.
  9. amg137


    Sep 21, 2013
    Protech makes some fantastic and reasonably-priced aluminum-handled autos (Newport, Godfather), assuming you're cool with auto knives. Piranha also makes some very cool autos with anodized alum handles (bodyguard, hybrid, predator), the process produces unique patterns on each individual knife. Piranha prices are unbeatable too (S30V and aluminum for $120-160). Only major drawback there is a lack of an adjustable pivot, which can be a deal-killer for some.
  10. jazub


    Feb 6, 2010
    Couple of new ones showed up today, BM 707 & 943. Here's the Benchmade aluminum accumulation. The 707 is surprisingly cool for such a little knife. :thumbup:

  11. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    Cold Steel Code 4.
  12. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Nice Benchmades, jazub! I keep hearing good things about that may have convinced me to pick one up.

    Must be revenge for making you get that Knockout, huh? :D


    EDIT: Just remembered my Kershaw Mini Cyclone has aluminum handle scales over steel liners. Picked up a blem model about a week ago, and I'm loving the tanto blade.

  13. jazub


    Feb 6, 2010
    Hah. You definitely sold me on the Knockout. Too good of a deal to not try. :thumbup:

  14. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    Wow this is nuts, about five minutes ago I was delivered that exact Hogue along with a 0566 (another thread was just started about this knife as well). Aluminum is definitely my favorite handle material. It just gives it that solid, quality feel. Its one of my criteria when looking for a new knife. By the way, the Hogue ex-01 is a freakin work of art!! What a beauty, the craftsmanship on this blade is outstanding in every way. Fit and finish, action, lockup, you name it; perfection. The Hogue and the 0566 are going to be battling for pocket time for many months to come.
  15. knifeguy101


    Feb 20, 2014
    Love them on the ZT0770
  16. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    The ZT 770 is a good aluminum handled knife. I actually have one up for trade if you want to get it.

    Other than the 770, there is the Sanrenmu 763, CRKT Ripple Aluminum, and Lion Steel SR1/2A.
  17. addylo


    Oct 28, 2009
    I'm surprised no one has thrown in a William Henry E6 or E10 yet. I love the aircraft grade aluminum handles.

  18. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    The Cold Steel Code 4 is another good choice.

    It is a slightly smaller version of the Recon 1 handle shape.

    Plus, they can be engraved.
  19. skypilot7103

    skypilot7103 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Have a BNIB Damascus skyline for a 0770? Any interest? Thanks.
  20. Kryptoglow


    Jan 8, 2011
    Yep, I also love the aluminum handled knives for the weight, strength and sound. I recently acquired a vintage kershaw 2420 and it has that awesome sound when flipped open. I also just purchased another knife in a stainless/composite blend. It's the SOG Flashback and so far I love it. It has the brushed stainless mixed with a comfortable black composite. Jimping on the knife is perfect and I believe it really is the fastest assisted knife as they claim. It's also very light, razor sharp and has no play at all.
    Flashback review below;
    Kershaw 2420 video;

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