Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello people. I would like to know which are the best natural materials (the most durable) (I know that micarta and g10 are more solid) for the handle of a big knife (chopper > 10 inches blade ) . 1) Stacked leather 2) A hard wood like ironwood , 3) A softer one like stabilized elder or maple. For wood it would be a full tang and not with leather. I wonder if the wood will have more tendency to crack. I would like to know what you think is the best option. Thank you.