Handle material?

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by rockgolfer, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    What's up Swampers, happy Friday!

    I got a new Waki in the mail yesterday and love this thing(first sword). Curious if anyone can tell me the handle material on this guy? It doesnt feel like canvas so I am guessing black paper micarta. Any help is greatly appreciated!


    Of course, it's a user now :D
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  2. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Sorry, I'm off no help, but wanted to just say:
    You've got a stunner there! Congrats!
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  3. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Looks like the old (and desirable) black linen micarta. G-10 doesn't have the fibers showing like that, and you can see the layers on the end of the handle.
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  4. Thesian

    Thesian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Calling that one black paper, brother.
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  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I was going to say paper, as well
    (Doesn't mean I'm correct)
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  6. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I just want to know because I want to find more :)

    It feels so good in hand. All the guys at work want one. They all want to go camping and try out my Busse collection. Spreading the disease :D
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  7. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    I would guess G10 but not sure.
    Paper has no fibres it is very fine layers that are barley visible
  8. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Jeff, congrats on your score.:cool::thumbsup:
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  9. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I'm saying it is black G10. I have black paper on a couple of Ratmandeauxs (Ratmandeaus?). Anyway, no fibers at all, that I can see without a magnifying glass. I can see fibers in black G10. And I think that is TOO black to be black micarta. Even the newer stuff.
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  10. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I just got a HOGFSH with orange G10 and it feels the same. Mystery solved :)
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  11. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I’d say G10 as well.
    The simple way to check is get some water on it, G10 doesn’t absorb any, micarta, even paper, gets darker when wet

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