Micarta is one of the most favoured handle materials in knife making - even for fine collector's knives. There are good reasons for this: Micarta is produced using a special high pressure procedure which combines absorbent material (cellulose material, linen etc.) with epoxy resin. The resulting material is almost indestructible and resistant against oils and chemicals. Paper Micarta feels slip free and very comfortable in the hand, even under wet or cold conditions. The material can be easily refined by applying scrimshaw, engraving and carving.