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Material Gallery

Material options

Almost all available materials for handles and specialist steel options, due to the nature of these products some may be in limited supply at times and the options are ever in flux, we will do our best to keep the images up to date. All images are are only representative of each material as some may look very different once shaped and polished, please keep that in mind when viewing these items, it is likely we have used each material at least once so please view our galleries for an idea of what the finished piece may look like.

If you cannot find anything that suits your tastes or requirements please Contact us and we will do all we can to find something for you, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to available knife handles!

Stabilized Wood

Stabilized wood is a remarkable material achieved by saturating it with a specially formulated chemical stabilizing solution. This process imbues the wood with unique qualities, allowing it to be processed using standard woodworking tools.

The primary objective of stabilizing wood is to enhance its durability and mitigate common issues such as warping or cracking, thus transforming it into a reliable and long-lasting resource.

The remarkable aspect of closed cell stabilized materials is their safety for use in contact with food. This safety feature makes them an ideal choice for a wide range of culinary applications, as they are impervious to any harmful chemical leaching or contamination concerns. Whether crafting kitchen utensils, cutting boards, or other culinary implements, closed cell stabilized wood ensures both functionality and food safety

Fossiled Woolly Mammoth Ivory

Behold, the extraordinary realm of genuine mammoth fossils, a precious relic from the depths of history that reaches back to the last ice age, spanning a staggering 20,000 to 100,000 years before the present day. The sheer antiquity of this material alone renders it a true marvel of the natural world. Yet, it possesses an innate ability to elevate the exceptional to the realm of the truly unique.

100,000 Year Old Hot Springs

Natural hot springs, minerals deposited over eons, stabilised it in different colours A limited edition material with unique textures and beautiful contrasts that can be processed with normal woodworking equipment. Each block is unique.


Carbon Fibre

Carbon Fiber is a polymer and is sometimes known as graphite fiber.r is made of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon that is used to strengthen material. Carbon fiber can be thinner than a strand of human hair and gets its strength when twisted together like yarn. These materials repersent the highest grade carbon on earth. They look even better when paired with Turbo glow.


The pearlescent allure of this material is nothing short of captivating, revealing a mesmerizing depth and iridescence that dances with brilliance when illuminated. Inlace, a distinctive composition, is crafted from finely powdered stone meticulously fused together with Acrylester, resulting in a resplendent, durable substance that excels in both form and function.

What sets Inlace apart is its remarkable resilience, making it a sturdy choice that endures the test of time. Beyond its robust nature, it boasts a subtle yet essential feature: a micro grip, which imparts an invaluable quality that sets it apart from typical synthetic materials. This subtle texture offers enhanced traction, mitigating the slipperiness often associated with synthetic alternatives. Inlace not only stands as a testament to its visual allure but also champions practicality, ensuring both visual and tactile satisfaction for those who choose to work with or enjoy its unique properties.


Kirinite™ is a versatile, innovative acrylic sheet material that is bringing new excitement to an ever-increasing variety of products. Kirinite comes in a wide array of alluring colors and patterns, but there’s a lot more to Kirinite than just dazzling colors:


  • Kirinite is remarkably durable…it resists chipping, cracking, warping, and shrinking
  • Kirinite responds well to shaping, grinding, sanding, and buffing
  • Kirinite can be buffed to a high-gloss finish, but never feels slippery in the hand…even when wet
  • Kirinite is created using a single-batch process, so each piece is totally unique


Dichrolam is the highest tech, most optically complex, most visually dynamic and viewer interactive composite laminate in the world. It is what the gemstone opal would look like in sheet form.  It has a depth and colour array unlike any material we have seen before.

 This material is comprised of over nine different polymer layers laminated in three separate proprietary lamination steps with a clear resin over the top which brings out the incredible colours. It has a metallic appearance and appears to change colours as you look at it from different angles.  


JUMA is a high grade, modern raw material for the manufacture of components and works of art. JUMA consists of a mixture of different mineral base materials compounded with a resin component.

The essential characteristics of JUMA are:

  • excellent mechanical machinability i.e. for drilling, milling, grinding and polishing,
  • minimum breakage risk due to high coefficient of elasticity and high elongation,
  • high-quality surface due to high surface hardness and minimal abrasion losses,
  • resistant to all conventional substances such as cleaning agents, oils, greases, weak / medium acids and bases,
  • very low water absorption (hydrolysis resistant). – possibility of thermal moulding in boiling water,
  • can be polished or lacquer coated to manufacture polished or matt surfaces,
  • pleasant to the touch due to good thermal properties.



G10 is made from a Glass fibre lattice impregnated with an epoxy resin binder. It has extremely high mechanical strength it is widely considered to be the most robust material available, it offers a slight texture when finished offering more grip over other synthetic materials, it also lends it self to being textured further.

Due to the available thickness of these materials some colours will require liners.


Micarta is made from fabrics such as canvas, paper, linen, carbon fibre, fibreglass, and other thermoplastic fibres. Micarta is ideal for knives used outdoors as it’s an inorganic microporous material, making it waterproof. The fact that it is waterproof is one of the number one reasons why Micarta is so popular. Micarta is also one of the most stable and toughest of all materials, making it a great choice for hard-working knives or tools that will see a range of environments, such as extreme cold or wet.

Turbo glow

UV Glow in the dark resin, used as liners or full handles when paired with other materials.

Damascus and Special Steels

Consists of two different hardenable knife steel grades. It combines corrosion resistance with superior strength. An unique cutting ability is achieved through superior edge properties. Easy to maintain. An excellent steel for edge tools.

  • Patented Powder Metallurgy product.
  • Solid Steel Technology™ resulting in a homogenous product.
  • Highest cleanliness with no inclusions.
  • Incomparable toughness and strength.
  • Excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance.
  • Superior edge sharpness and cutting ability.
  • Best overall performing stainless Damascus patterned steel.

EDM Mosaic pins

The EDM Mosaic is an intricately designed metal tube that incorporates a central feature of steel or brass, running the entire tube length, and then backfilled with a coloured epoxy resin.

It’s important to note that, despite the versatility of the EDM Mosaic, there are considerations for specific knife models. Some knives may not be compatible with the standard 10mm pins associated with the EDM Mosaic, and users should be mindful of these specifications when selecting or customizing their knives.

Engraved Pin Options

Explore our on-file options to elevate your standard Corby knife fixings – an affordable alternative to the EDM Mosaic/Mosaic pins. If you’re seeking a cost-effective way to enhance the visual appeal of your knife, these options provide a budget-friendly solution.

Additionally, we offer the opportunity to create custom, bespoke art for your pins. Elevate your knife’s aesthetics by incorporating personalized designs, making it a unique and standout piece within your collection.

Blade Engravings

Explore the possibilities of our knife engraving services, where we have the capability to bring any design you desire to life. While our options cater to diverse preferences, our deer art stands out as a popular choice, particularly within our hunting range.

For inspiration and to view our varied portfolio, visit our Laser Engraving Services page. Discover the perfect engraving that adds a personalized touch to your knives.

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