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Recommendation? Giantmouse Ace Biblio

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by wyowindcall, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. wyowindcall

    wyowindcall

    2
    Aug 8, 2019
    Hi All, long time lurker first-time poster. I've been looking at a Biblio for a hot minute but can't decide on the Ti or Micarta scales. I don't have any micarta in the collection currently so I'm not sure how well it will carry in dress pants as an EDC, this is the main reason why I am asking. What does everyone prefer between the 2 options?
     
  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Haven't handled the Biblio in titanium, but I own one in natural Micarta which I love.
    Have a couple of other knives with Ti handles, but Micarta is definitely a favourite.

    It's not awfully grippy, if that is your concern.
     
  3. Cosmodragoon

    Cosmodragoon

    323
    Jan 1, 2019
    Micarta is very attractive and feels about as good as a scale material can. Titanium is cool but I'd take the Micarta in a heartbeat.
     
  4. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    If you like a thicker more handfilling handle, go with the micarta. If you like a slimmer knife that rides better in the pocket, go with the TI. My choice would be the TI. I like the feel of the micarta and CF versions, but I think the handle is too chunky for how small of a knife it is. The TI one looks just right to me. And it's TI, so there's that too. :D
     
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  5. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    The one thing about micarta, it shows dirt pretty quickly, just from the oil in your hands you will see the micarta darken up in those spots. I had both the micarta and the G10 and probably should have stuck with the G10, ended up parting with both so I guess that's moot ;)
    G2
     
  6. kda89508

    kda89508 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    The one I have was natural micarta and someone dyed it black and it looks good!! You will like it no matter which one you pick. Kevin
     
  7. kda89508

    kda89508 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Here is a photo. Kevin

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  8. Cosmodragoon

    Cosmodragoon

    323
    Jan 1, 2019
    I guess that would solve the problem of showing dirt!

    Some people like the way that Micarta naturally darkens over time as it absorbs tiny amounts of oil from your hand. The same is true of certain woods or the patinas that develop with certain metals. The change can be seen as unique to you and your use. It creates "character" for the item in question.

    A lighter starting color will give you more to work with. You can build character or just dye it dark on your own. Either way, you'll still get the nice feel of Micarta in your hand. I prefer the feel of Micarta, appropriately textured G10, or wood over metal scales.
     
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  9. wyowindcall

    wyowindcall

    2
    Aug 8, 2019
    Thanks for all the feedback, I'm thinking maybe the micarta is the way to go.
     
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  10. kda89508

    kda89508 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    No matter what you pick you will enjoy the Ace Bibilo. Kevin
     
  11. NYRangers_#1_UT

    NYRangers_#1_UT

    39
    Jun 11, 2016

    Which one did you decide to get? I see the micarta versions are out of stock pretty much everywhere.
     

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