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Can anyone tell me what handle material this is?

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I've been debating for a long time what type of material the scales on these knives are made of. I've owned these since they were new and don't have the original packaging anymore (where it probably identified the materials on the whole knife).

The 500 looks like bone to me and the 112 is either granite or a composite look-alike. I’ve never seen a knife with a granite handle before (although I’m sure someone has made one). I think It’s a look-alike. Can anyone identify these handles or confirm my beliefs?

Thanks for any help,
Todd.
 

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Sadly, haven't the experience to tell from a picture.

I can tell you that it is quite possible to make stone handles for knives or swords. Jay Fisher, for one, makes exquisite handles for knives from semi-precious stones (hard and soft).

I recall seeing a Chinese Dao with a handle made from a softer form of granite about 5 years ago.

So...I can only say it is possible.
 
Just a guess but it looks like it could be corian or a simular product, which would make a tuff handle
 
112 looks to be corian
500 appears to be dyed camel bone? Is the 500 a custom?- from whom?

Yea....what Jim said,

The 500 looks like gray bone to me. The 112 looks like speckled corian.

jb4570
 
Thanks to all for the input. I’m sure the 112 is Corian like most of you guessed. Why didn’t I think of that? In response to Jim’s (wh4f) question, I don’t believe these are custom. Neither has the custom stamp on the blade. My wife purchased them at separate times as birthday presents straight out of your basic cutlery store.

334dave was nice enough to send me a picture of his herd, WOW!! I want some. Speaking of which, I noticed your 186 and it reminded of mine. Take a look at the fit-up of this one. I’ve had it since it was new and never noticed this until last year when I was contemplating selling it.

Thanks again to all.
Todd.
 

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Neither has the custom stamp on the blade. They were purchased new sometime near the manufacturing date of the knives.
 
Thanks to all for the input. I’m sure the 112 is Corian like most of you guessed ...

It is not the olnly one with a croian handle. But I couldn't find out whether the handle is made by Buck.



Best regards,
Herbert
 
Thanks to all for the input. I’m sure the 112 is Corian like most of you guessed. Why didn’t I think of that? In response to Jim’s (wh4f) question, I don’t believe these are custom. Neither has the custom stamp on the blade. My wife purchased them at separate times as birthday presents straight out of your basic cutlery store.

334dave was nice enough to send me a picture of his herd, WOW!! I want some. Speaking of which, I noticed your 186 and it reminded of mine. Take a look at the fit-up of this one. I’ve had it since it was new and never noticed this until last year when I was contemplating selling it.

Thanks again to all.
Todd.

hi todd!
wow that is some "fit up"
i would send that to joe to get fixed if it can be...
seems the couran is more common then thought and buck is stoping short of saying they did not do it or that they did as the case may be...
one way is to send one in and see if it comes back as out of warenty
i personaly dont recall ever seeing it in any catloge or on the web site
but that experance is limited....
ughhhhaaaa ... i jest got all of that herd ugh ... anversity gift from the wife... yea she gave me them jest this past year in aug...
 
I did some digging around and found out that we made about 500 of the 112GC, grey corian, in 1993-95.
We also made less than 1000 of the 500GB, grey bone, in 1990-94.

Do you have all the pieces to your 186 take apart titanium knife? I have never seen one looking that bad. Can you email pictures to me showing other views of the knife? We should be able to figure it out.
 
Thanks Joe. Here's some pics I took about two months ago with the intention of sending them to you. Just never got around to it.
Todd.
 

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I did some digging around and found out that we made about 500 of the 112GC, grey corian, in 1993-95. We also made less than 1000 of the 500GB, grey bone, in 1990-94.

Joe, the corian handle 110 is made in '92, the grey bone (if it is one) in '90. Would you please tell me how many were made of these knifes if it is known?





Best regards,
Herbert
 
All the bone handled Buck knives are Cow bone dyed various colors such as white, gray, red, green, brown, etc. The Cow bone is available in smooth and jigged finish. The jigged versions are mostly seen in red and brown. I have only seen two Corian colors from the factory - all white and gray with speckles. Leroy has black, green and blue Corian all with speckles which has found its way onto some knives. FYI.
 
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