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Micarta is a brand name for composites of linen, canvas, paper, fiberglass, carbon fiber or other fabric in a thermosetting plastic. It was originally used in electrical and decorative applications. Micarta was developed by George Westinghouse at least as early as 1910 using phenolic resins invented by Leo Baekeland. These resins were used to impregnate paper and cotton fabric which were cured under pressure and high temperature to produce laminates. In later years this manufacturing method included the use of fiberglass fabric and other resin types were also used. Today Micarta high pressure industrial laminates are produced with a wide variety of resins and fibers. The term has been used generically for most resin impregnated fibre compounds. Common uses of modern high pressure laminates are as electrical insulators, printed circuit board substrates, and knife handles.
The Micarta trademark is a registered trademark of Industrial Laminates / Norplex, Inc. (dba Norplex-Micarta).
These are fantastic little knives, and very hard to find. The City Knife is made from CPM154 steel, full tang, pinned guard, antique ivory micarta scales, lanyard hole. This one comes with the KSF pocket sheath that carries cash, credit cards and I.D. Has the box, papers etc. New, never...
S&W 357 Customized Ivory Micarta Grips $30 Trades Considered OBO
I had these from a long gone S&W Model 60-2 (not really positive the model) and was told they were customized grips and were kind of spendy. Mint condition and not a scratch on it. Not sure but willing to let it go for $30 (let...
Any Tops fans out there? I have a handful of Tops knives for sale. They are as new and unused. List and prices as follows OBO may be interested in trades but would prefer cash:
Baghdad Box Cutter 30$ Baghdad Box Cutter - TOPS Knives Tactical OPS USA
Lil Roughneck 60$ Lil Roughneck knife -...