Does anyone (or company) make Kraton handles for ESEE knives? I'd like to replace existing handles and try out these.
You may be wanting Thermorun much tougher but I'm not sure where one would acquire any.
Yea, that Suretouch looks pretty sweet from the knives I've seen it on. Haven't handled one yet though.
Oh shoot... Yea I would love to man! That's awesome, thank you very much for the offer. I'm big into outdoorsy stuff and would like to take it to the river and do a little whittling and see how that Suretouch works and the LC200N also! Yea, I'll go post over in the other thread now and PM you my info. Thank you sir!Would you like to?
I think that most "Kraton" knife handles are made using some grade of Kraton D, a synthetic rubber. There are a bunch of different grades of Kraton D. Have no idea which one(s) get used. To get fancy, it's a block copolymer based on a styrene and elastomer(s) . Styrene gives it rigidity, the elastomer ingredient(s) give if flexibility. The grades go from very hard to very soft, depending on the exact composition (AKA grade).I was kind of wondering what kraton is,
The material I am using a lot now is called Suretouch, which is G10 layered with rubber. So far out of all the people I have introduced to it, only one person has said he didn't care for it, and everyone else has been amazed. And it has become my favorite handle material for user knives.
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I've had at least 10-12 Cold Steel kraton knives over the years and not one has gotten gummy or fallen apart.Personally, I'm not impressed with the stuff. Maybe there's an alternative that doesn't go all gummy and fall apart over time?