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Westinghouse Micarta, Ivorite, other vintage phenolics, etc.

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by javand, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    White paper micarta from the Dozier shop circa 2002.
    Photo taken last year or so...

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  2. chumaman

    chumaman

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    Nov 13, 2012
    small update
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    guys what do you think ;)
     
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  3. GigOne

    GigOne

    Nov 27, 1999
    One (of a couple) knives with Rag Micarta. The history behind it is amazing.

    This is a Kit Carson subhilt. Duh. lol Just that you don't see these (Carson subhilts) very often.

    Kit told me this was subhilt was a "one-off, special order." Kit also told me he made very few knives with Rag Micarta. One, the old stuff was near impossible to find. Two, it was a PITA to work. He said this particular Rag Micarta came out of a science lab in a high school.





     
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  4. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    pics not showing gigone
     
  5. mnavarro

    mnavarro

    281
    Nov 21, 2013
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I made a few out of some butterscotch vintage I do not know for certain if its Westinghouse but it is very nice.
     

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  6. chumaman

    chumaman

    360
    Nov 13, 2012
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    the next ball but a little bigger .... 24cm (9,5 inch) ;) I am lucky guy :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Big ball better! Yeah:p
     
  8. chumaman

    chumaman

    360
    Nov 13, 2012
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    Not Rag :( but old butterscotch phenolic:)
     
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  9. Toni Oostendorp

    Toni Oostendorp

    450
    Sep 3, 2004
    I have a few blocks of old industrial micarta. Smells terrible wenn worked on, but it is nice.

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  10. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Don't know if I posted any of these here, my old photobucket images are gone. This is Oldass micarta from John Lloyd.

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  11. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    And some Rag from Javan,

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  12. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    What was the original use for the rag micarta ball?
     
  13. chumaman

    chumaman

    360
    Nov 13, 2012
    I really did try to explore but without success :(
     
  14. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    Thanks for trying and responding :)
     
  15. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Westinghouse micarta, from Nathan about 2 1/2 yrs ago


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  16. Memcdowe

    Memcdowe KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    701
    Mar 30, 2015
    Scored a nice 6” rag micarta ball....but don’t have the tools or expertise to process!
     

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  17. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    nice ball!
     
  18. TacoTime

    TacoTime KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    31
    Nov 13, 2017
    Came across a nice surplus of vintage Micarta. Will post pics up soon.

    I will say this. 3 sheets of this stuff was HEAVY.
     
  19. javand

    javand

    Oct 17, 2010
    This thread refuses to die lol.

    I couldn't even begin to post photos of all the stuff I've managed to find since I started it back in the day, and got obsessed with this old material. It's seemingly a never ending quest.

    Here's a customer photo of one I took to Blade this year (the knife on the right obviously), in ultra-rare, black rag micarta. Antique Rust Blued Vintage (Hanson's) W2 blade and spring, with anodized Ti liners, shadow bushing, and domed pins, pattern is Evan Niccolaides' Longhorn Jack (thanks bro!): streaks are just oil on the blade.[​IMG]
     
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  20. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Great looking knife, Javan! Oldass Rag with Oldass W2, what's not to like? :D
     
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