Omega Artworks Ideas: Handle Materials
bone on knife handle
Horn antler and bone have been used for millennia as knife handles. Tough, durable and historic.
amber, translucent with dark specs trapped in the amber.
This is a material specially made for use in knife handles. Ground up gemstone material is reconstituted in a resin matrix. It is hard and heavy and feels like the real thing. Size is limited and can break or crack if dropped.
Yellow. Light and dark yellows swirled together. Looks a lot like honey and is very popular on our Bee knives.
Mother of Pearl (synthetic)
This is a resin product created for use in knife handles. It has a swirling luminous quality similar to that found in mother of pearl.
Bog Oak is oak wood that is thousands of years old, it is recovered from ancient bogs. The wood is a deep blue black. This is a special request item and does add to the overall cost.
We try not to use very many endangered or exotic woods. However we will work with a client on special requests. These woods are more rare and hard to find or require special ordering (at least here in Minnesota)
Cedar. Beautiful light tans and dark red colors. This is a soft wood and can scratch and dent. Has been used on some of our Egyptian items.
We can use just about any domestic wood available. Just let us know what you are interested in. Here are some samples of woods we use on a regular basis.
maple wood dyed purple
We can take light colored woods such as maple and holly and hand dye them to the color of your choice. Dying allows for some of the grain to show through and look like wood and not just painted. We previously used a product called Dymondwood for colored woods and multi color effects but the factory burned down with no replacement in sight.
Lambskin with inlaid straps
Leather can be used in many creative ways. It can be carved, dyed,and molded. It also gives a good grip to the hand.
Dymondwood™ is a registered trademark of Rutland Plywood.