Handle Material Info

The following handle materials are available to choose from, although not all materials are available in all series.
Because of the nature of the materials, the appearance of each handle will vary so each knife is unique.

GIANT SERIES
PREDATOR SERIES
GRAZER SERIES
SCAVENGER SERIES
BUSH BABY SERIES
PH SERIES
HANDLE MATERIAL

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WARTHOG IVORY TUSK (XX01)
The warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in Africa. Its ivory tusk resembles elephant ivory in density, texture, and quality. Warthog tusk is capable of being polished to a high gloss and takes scrimshaw well. Due to the size of the tusk, this material is unavailable in the Giant and Predator series. Warthog tusk is available on the Grazer series in limited quantities and as a special order.

GIRAFFE BONE (XX02)
The giraffe is the tallest living terrestrial animal. It is admired as an icon of wild Africa, a much sought after game animal, and a food source for both humans and predators. Its shinbone is among the strongest bones of any animal and is very dense. As a knife handle it is both durable and beautiful. The handles are stabilized and dyed with natural shades and the different amounts of fat inside the bone causes a variety of patterns.

SHEEP HORN (XX04)
South African farmers use the wool and meat of Merino Sheep, it is a major food source throughout South Africa. Sheep horn consist of layers of scales that lend an interesting texture when made into handles. Sheep horn is one of the strongest natural handle materials.

G10 (XX05)
G10 is our only synthetic handle material. It is a glass epoxy composite laminate and is lightweight, waterproof and durable. We use it because of customer demand and acceptance in the industry.

EBONY (XX07)
Ebony is a dark, dense, and very hard African wood. It has an intricate grain pattern only seen after it is polished and seems to grow more beautiful with age. This material will provide many years of service.

CROCODILE HIDE (XX12)
Crocodiles are the largest aquatic reptiles that live in Africa. Its rigged back armour (part of the hide) is used to create a beautiful and durable handle that feels great in the hand. Our handle material comes from farm raised crocodiles that are one of our most renewable resources.

MAMMOTH MOLAR (XX13)
The mammoth is an extinct mammal that belonged to the elephant family. The remains of these giants are found throughout the world. The fossilized molars are stabilized and polished to create a beautiful and unique handle. Since it is fossilized it is basically stone which makes it very challenging to work and shape. As the tooth becomes a fossil it absorbs the minerals in the surrounding earth so the colors are as varied as our earth. Knives made if this material are truly a unique treasure as each handle is a piece of the history of our earth.

SPALTED MAPLE (XX14)
The coloration patterns in Spalted Maple are highly sought after for their ability to stand out next to other woods. The winding black lines give each handle made from this wood an extra boost of uniqueness.

SOUTH AFRICAN WILD OLIVE (XX15)
This is a wild olive tree native to South Africa. The wood has a rich color, shows lots of grain, is dense and oily, and makes a durable handle. We stabilize the wood and polish it to a high gloss.