What is Grivory?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by RUNIT, May 5, 2012.

  1. theonceremoved


    Apr 9, 2012
    I have used it on my BK2 its OK but if you overtighten it will get small cracks inside the holes but they are pretty tough and you will never loose your knife in the dark NEVER!they are super bright at night,I think they are a hard plastic though kinda like what some cutting boards are made of
  2. bearcrusher


    May 8, 2012
    Thanks, I havent had time to test them yet. With green handles the BK9 looks like just another gardening tool. I figure that's a form of camo!
  3. Febeleh


    Nov 23, 2011
    They're going to switch all the handles, even on the full size Beckers to Zytel? Isn't Zytel weaker? Oh well, at least I got my 2 while they were still using Grivory. I've had Zytel on a CRKT M16-10KZ, and I thought it felt really cheap in comparison to Grivory. Oh well, at least now it won't feel like such an investment to buy Micarta, and will be somewhat mandatory.
  4. CamH_16


    Feb 5, 2012
    No, the zytel scales are solid not like the grivory and that probably makes them stronger.
  5. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Hey febeleh......

    Glass content and texture make a hell of a differnce in feel.....Especially texture......You evidently missed the part where I used a hand sledge on some Zytel grips without destroying them........A steel sandwich with Zytel in the middle........The great question is always.....What is strong enough?.....There is very little actual differenc between the two...Made by different companies and there may be slightly differring mech properties but I would be willing to bet that the onesmost signifigant, compression strength and impact strength there is no signifigant differrence.......Micarta rocks though........It will also take a mild sledging and it will not melt if left too close to the fire....Stinks when charring tho.....

    All Best....


    all Best....

  6. bearcrusher


    May 8, 2012
    What is GFN-PA66? Ka-Bar makes several knives with pebbled textured scales that looks to be molded-in, in black, brown and lime green for the Johnson Adventure and new ZK lines. Will it hold up to impact, chemicals and heat?
  7. Toooj


    Aug 8, 2006

    GFN-PA66 is the generic description of the thermo-plastic being discussed. Glass Filled Nylon- Poly Amide 66
    Zytel is a DuPont Trademarked name for GFN-PA66, Grivory is a Company name; GV6H is their product number for GFN-PA66.
    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Tsujimoto
    Sr Eng
    Prod Dev and Qual
    KA-BAR Knives
  8. bearcrusher


    May 8, 2012
    Glass filled nylon sounds like tough material. Thanks for filling in the blanks for us!
  9. paul'ie


    Jun 6, 2012
    Say Heah Guys, so no change, no change, Zytel and Grivory is the same with different names by different companies, kewl beanz, because I actually like my Grivory Handle Beckers I don't have slippage and I rock with mine, but as a Long Knife and to give my Rodent Rucki a rest, I bought a new set of knives for my Summer Long Knife for the brambles in my State, I bought the Potbelly and the Parangatang, a video concerned me when they said it feels cheap I said Oh Oh but this Forum will defenetly make me sleep better tonight heh heh heh.
  10. Bladite

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    Feb 28, 2003
    holy thread necrophlia.

    you like the dead? :D
  11. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    He normally isn't, but since he was able to find out that they can take a beating in the process...
  12. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Don't listen to that techno-babble posted above; it's to throw the uninitiated off of the breadcrumb trail.

    This of us who have really delved into this with dedication have begun to garner the profound truth.

    Forensic examination does, in fact, reveal Grivor lineage. Pre-historic Grivors are believed to have inhabited what is now post Ice Age North America. Because remnants of these rare, endangered, but not yet extinct species still have surviving progeny even to this day - the name Grivor may be a combination of the words GReat and survIVOR. On to what little is known about the Grivor:

    These beasts were hairy, strong and smart. They used their superior intellect to fashion sharp objects from what natural resources presented themselves to the Grivors in their native and nomadic environs. The also were known to concoct beverages that seemingly enhanced their strength and intellect from grapes or grains through simple processes of fermentation or a more complicated process of boiling to make steam, then chilling to condense the steam. Grivors generally ambulated erect except for when too much of these concocted beverages were consumed. Less profound thinkers eventually used this steam that the Grivors wisely used to make beverages and amused themselves by directing the steam towards and turbine which would rotate, spin magnets near each other and make what is now referred to as "electricity." Whatever!

    Back to the important stuff, the fermented beverages were sometimes either misplaced or confused with non-fermented liquids and run through the boiling - steaming - condensing process and consumed by the Grivors. This beverage made them especially stronger and smarter and also inspired profound dimensions of thought and imagination.

    Grivors were aggressive consumers of meat. It is believed that the proteins and DNA in the meat they consumed (in earnest) attributed to their muscular abilities and hunter/predator ways. Killing, processing and eating the meat required implements to facilitate these tasks. Their superior intellect caused them to fashion what are now known as "knives" from stone, obsidian, and blends of carbons and other materials found naturally on earth. These blends of iron and other minerals were the beginnings, unknown to them at the time, of modern day "steel." Steel was used extensively in the killing and cutting of the animals they would eventually consume.

    Striking their carbon steel knives against certain rocks allowed these amazing mammals to imitate the Sparks from Heaven or God Fire that they witnessed from the sky when weather suddenly changed. This led to fire and cooking of the meat. Then, one day, a Grivor, after consuming much cooked meat and much fermented (and distilled) beverages left his carbon steel knife in or near the fire until it was red hot. The Grivors feared that knife had become demon possessed and sought to kill it by holding it against a rock and smashing it repeatedly with another rock. It took a while but the redness of the knife eventually subsided but the knife was still too hot to handle without the tanned skin of their prey or other hand protection so they threw it in water and then later (and cautiously) retrieved it. The demons now having been thoroughly removed from the wayward Grivor's knife, it was returned to him.

    Eventually the Grivors saw that this particular knife performed better than theirs and they wondered why. Through their superior intellect and imbibing of their favored beverages, they decided to take a random sampling of their knives, put those also into the fire until demon possessed and then perform an exorcism of sorts as they did with the first demon possessed Grivor's knife. When that random sample all performed better they put all of their knives through the same process.

    History does not tell us how these Grivors evolved to where a precious few of their progeny exist today but while a hearty breed, they are endangered by the largely outnumbering rafts of competing, though lesser, species called "Sheeple."

    Sheeple multiplied like weeds - invasive weeds that offer little value for food, shelter, implements or beverages. Though useless and invasive, they multiply in numbers and speak much - much too loudly and much too much. They abhor the killing of animals for food - unless someone else does the killing for them. They see knives, especially the exorcised ones surprisingly, as evil. That said, they readily seek the benefits of these evil implements when they need to have molecules separated for availing themselves their type of food (which comes in chemical based packaging contra to the Grivor's which came in natural packaging) or medical procedures and the like. They speak voluminously about that which they know not and know not of that which we speak.

    Sadly, the Grivors are losing ground in the modern day world, but thankfully the essence of these early wonders' DNA has been revealed in the handles of Becker Knives.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2015
  13. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Scientific archive images of this rare, endangered and intriguing species.

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