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Burlatex Questions??

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by LostViking, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ok, I really like the Oatmeal/Natural Micarta collection I seem to be assembling.

    But I have to admit that Lime/Natural Bushcraft Sr. on the for sale section of the website from last Firday's sale is rather stunning.

    My question is. The Burlatex is like Burlap Micarta, the next generation?
    All the good, with less porisity?

    Does it retain the grippiness of the Burlap Micarta?

    In the photos, it looks outstanding! And I see it looks like it's made right in Georgia.
     
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  2. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Burla Tex is burlap micarta.
    It is less porous than previously offered burlap micarta.
    It's made by a local fella
     
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  3. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    I think both have their plusses and minuses. Burlatex is less prous, a bit denser and heavier. Both products (Shadetree and Burlatex) are excellent handle materials.
     
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  4. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Thanks guys!

    I have had great luck witn Shadetree. Burlatex just popped up on my radar wuth the BC Sr. .

    Thanks Andy for the weight mention. It makes sense if you think about it. Funny how slab weight can alter the overall feel of a knife.

    I typically avoid G10 for that reason. It's tough but a little heavier.
     
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  5. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    I avoid g10 on all but kitchen knives also for this reason.
     
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