GearPatrol: Complete Guide to Knife Handle Materials

While the blade of a given knife is obviously the most important part — it’s the part that does the cutting, after all — the handle is only slightly less important, as you’re not going to do much cutting if you can’t actually hold onto the tool. But it’s more than that. The handle impacts your ability to grip your knife (and that can change based on external conditions), its overall longevity and toughness, and what kind of lock it might have, among other things.

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