cedarghost

What are these scales made of

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Without a better picture it looks like epoxy impregnated wire mesh. 

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does it look like twisted wire between the honeycomb pattern?

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Same here, wonder if its stainless chicken wire  People take epoxy and make knife scales out of a lot of funny things.

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These look really cool. I'd like to figure out what's in them and make some.

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Stretched hardware cloth could make an interesting pattern.

SLAG.

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It's called c tek. Most of it that I've seen was a more unform honeycomb though. 

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That looks like some home made C-tek, the normal C-tek has the matrix extending through the thickness This looks like chickenwire, you can barely make out the twists between the sections.   @cedarghost where did you find those at?

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Looks like a painting of chicken wire to me. Actual chicken wire would deform a little differently then the areas depicted as deformed. 

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It looks like homemade "C-tek" made from damaged aluminum honeycomb to me. There is usually a lot of the honeycomb on ebay - I've been tempted to try making some homemade scales - right after I finish up the other 62 projects I'm doing first ... lol

While we are on the topic - has anyone ever used C-tek matrix scales on a knife? 

Here's a link to one source I saw online --- I like the random look of it.

http://www.compositecraftinc.com/C-Tek-Matrix.html

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44 minutes ago, tdriack said:

It looks like homemade "C-tek" made from damaged aluminum honeycomb to me. There is usually a lot of the honeycomb on ebay - I've been tempted to try making some homemade scales - right after I finish up the other 62 projects I'm doing first ... lol

While we are on the topic - has anyone ever used C-tek matrix scales on a knife? 

Here's a link to one source I saw online --- I like the random look of it.

http://www.compositecraftinc.com/C-Tek-Matrix.html

Thanks for the info. I am definitely going to look into it.

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