Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello all, Just got new green canvas micarta scales for my Enzo Birk folder from Brisa in Finland. Description wasn't very clear and they are ultra smooth high polished micarta. I don't believe there is a varnish or any sort of coating to the micarta but then again I've never had a knife with very high gloss micarta, if I didn't know better I would think the scales are plastic. I was hoping for unfinished, to provide some traction and I like the general look and feel to unfinished micarta better. I replaced the carbon fiber scales I purchased the original knife with, but it turns out that they had more traction and texture than the new scales have. I've never made new scales or worked with micarta at all, is there a way I can get rid of the polished finish so I can get that warm micarta feel? I didn't want to get sandpaper or 0000 steel wool and ruin the scales altogether by not knowing what I am doing. Hoping for unfinished micarta, not scratched up polished micarta. Thanks for any advice.