new handle material (kirinite) by eagle grips

Discussion in 'Knife Maker Shop Talk' started by franklin, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    Hey guys we got some new stuff at the hammer inn to try as handle scales.
    Its called Kirinite from eagle grips (Raj M Singh)
    Works kind of like plastic but tuffer,be careful not to heat up to high and this stuff is cool,the lines in it look 3-d after you buff it out.
    Here is some pics of the necker i just finished with it tell me or Boss what you think.
     

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  2. CTaylorJr

    CTaylorJr Well-Known Member

    I think I want some!

    Does it seem pretty durable? Also, any info on whether or not the darned health inspectors would approve it in commercial kitchens? Yeah, some municipalities only allow poly or SS type handles on the knives...
     
  3. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    CT it seems durable,I dont now about health inspectors? I dont now what it is made from seems like a poly type material hope
    boss jumps in here he nows more then i do.
     
  4. J. Hoffman

    J. Hoffman Dealer - Purveyor

    Glad to see you got a knife done already with the Kirinite. It looks really good, I'm hoping to work on mine this weekend. I'm anxious to see some of the red and black Kirinite.
     
  5. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    mooseyard what color did you get? works really nice by hand sanding just dont heat up your pins.
     
  6. BossDog

    BossDog KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner

    That Kirinite really pops on that one.
    I better hurry and get it in.
     
  7. J.Leclair

    J.Leclair Well-Known Member

    Not my cup of tea (handle material not the knife, I like the knife) but might be cool in other color combo's
     
  8. rhinoknives

    rhinoknives Well-Known Member

    WOW Man!

    It looks like the handle took some Pschcos! LOL. Cool! does it glow in the dark and leave trails too?

    Just Joking Frankie! I am interested in trying some of that! It looks like it would be "Approved"
    handle material for commercial kitchen use.

    Do you know where I could contact this gentleman?

    Keep your nose to the grind stone!

    Laurence

    www.rhinoknives.com/
    Laurence

    www.rhinoknives.com/
     
  9. BossDog

    BossDog KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner

    At this point USAknifemaker.com will be the exclusive dealer for Kirinite knife handle material - at least initially. We will be starting with 6 different color pallets/patterns in 4 thicknesses (1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8"). We are still working through the initial dealer set up and hopefully we can move it right along. It's amazing looking stuff. some of those attending our hammer in last weekend got a set of sample scales. We should see some others show up here also.



     
  10. Stew

    Stew Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is some cool looking stuff!
     
  11. Steve Randall

    Steve Randall Well-Known Member

    That is some cool looking stuff, I like it a lot. will it crack easy?

    steve
     
  12. J. Hoffman

    J. Hoffman Dealer - Purveyor

    I got the darker ones that almost had a burl effect to them.
     
  13. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    Steve mine were 1/8 thick bent rather easy but the thicker stuff i felt almost like stabilized wood pretty solid, even the thin stuff i had did not crack around the pins when peened.
    On a side note i sanded mine down to 400 grit then hit with green chrome and bamb buffed super shiny.
     
  14. Steven Janik

    Steven Janik SUPERMOD & AWARDS BOSS

    I watched Raj and a few other guys throw them hard on the concrete and they are really durable.
     
  15. HELLGAP

    HELLGAP Dealer - Purveyor

    sounds like a material simular to bowling balls. Looks pretty nice but Im a burl guy.
     
  16. BossDog

    BossDog KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner

    an update on this material..

    I have talked to Raj at Eagle Grips. They are the sole USA distributor (it is make in the UK). He says we hope to have selling supply in place early to mid September. We placed an order for 6 color combinations initially and will build out our assortment from there over time.

    In addition, Raj is going to send us a few samples for giveaway here.

    Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel...
    (scratch that last line -- too much Batman on TV Land I think)
     
  17. Dcfolders

    Dcfolders Well-Known Member

    looks like oldfasino marbels, cool look
     
  18. BossDog

    BossDog KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner

    Update: We anticipate a mid September arrival. Also a lower price than we talked about at the hammer in but that hasn't been entirely settled yet.
     
  19. BonhamBlades

    BonhamBlades Well-Known Member

    always love to see new material. Thanks for sharing
     
  20. Mark Behnke

    Mark Behnke Well-Known Member

    Kinda looks like the old celluloid material.

    I like the vibrant colors.
     

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