Hessian or Burlap Micarta khukuri

Kailash Blades

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While it may seem like some time since we've introduced a new material, we're always experimenting with our custom orders and trying out new things.
Something new we tried out recently was making burlap or hessian micarta. While it was a little trickier than regular micarta due to the loose weave and needing a lot more compression, the end result is something we're really happy with.

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It's very soft and grippy to the hand and not all rough. We also really like how it has a lighter more organic tone than some of our other micarta. This is completely unoiled here and it looks nice and... raw?

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What do you guys think? Is this a material you'd like to see on more khukuris? Would you choose it over say the classic black micarta for a workhorse blade?
Does it have a wide enough appeal to become a standard material?
Let us know!

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fishface5

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Nice!! I am a big fan of the look and feel of burlap micarta. But especially in dark dyed colors, like green and brown where the contrast with the fibers gives it some visual pop.
 
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