What’s your favourite slipjoint? Pictured here are assorted popular traditional folders from the likes of Great Eastern Cutlery and Northwoods Knives. Digging that abalone handle and ghostly handle amid the other stag and bone. (Photo: franksler – Instagram)
Stag and bone handles are beautiful to have as knife handles, but being natural materials they contain a certain amount of water content. This may dry up overtime if not well maintained and cause the stag handle to shrink or even crack, leaving the tang of the knife exposed. This is especially true in places that experience a dry climate all year round.