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micarta or g10, which do you prefer?

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i prefer micarta for knives i beat on and abuse.


g10 definitely is prettier though imo.
 
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u812

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I like G10. Milled right I have never had a problem holding on to it.
 

AZTimT

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Res-c = best handle for hard impacts.
Linen micarta = best feel and looks combo.
Canvas micarta = best grip/traction.
G10 = neatest colors and helping to balance out a blade heavy knife like the Butaniku (which makes an awesome user by the way).
 
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Usually micarta but lately G10 on the bigdawgs or grails, because they deserve the extra $.

Micarta seems to transfer less impact to hands on hard chop tasks.
 

DJC72

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Maybe it's just me but g10 feel noticeably heavy, especially on smaller blades.
 
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g10 has that higher cost feel to it. If that makes sense o_O. Kinda like titanium vs alumium scales on folders they both feel like metal but titanium feels higher quality :confused:
 

foxyrick

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Canvas micarta on heavy users.
Paper micarta on smaller knives, or display pieces.
G10 on food-prep knives for easier cleaning, otherwise I don't like G10.
 
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G10, unless it's a nice micarta like tigerhide I've got way too many black canvas "new and old green tint ver" knives around, and like I was saying above micarta works better on users meant for choppin' less shock to the hand or tuning fork effect but not all my knives are users some get babied :rolleyes:.
 
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can't imagine slipping on something textured like this with g10:

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