Just finished uploading the latest Pemberton from GEC this morning. The handle material is Muslin Micarta.
In the past several people have asked what “Muslin” micarta is. We all (?) know in its simplest form that micarta is typically cloth or paper that is cured in a resin to form a hard, durable handle material. The cloth fibers can absorb a limited amount of moisture resulting in a ‘textured’ feeling handle material.
Muslin is simply a type of cotton cloth that dates back to the 9th century. It’s a tough, durable material that when combined with the resin results in…yup… a tough durable handle material. If you look at canvas, linen and muslin micarta handles you will notice slightly different patterns in the handles. All three make incredible tough handle material and the latest Pemberton is a great choice.
Stainless Pin Update
In a recent video of the Dark Blue Pemberton I brought up the curiosity of the stainless pin in the center position with brass on the ends. A customer called yesterday and said to check my other knives as the Pemberton he had received definitely had 3 brass pins (no stainless). Checking the last two knives I had in stock showed he was correct. The latest Pemberton did come through (or was supposed to) with all brass pins. Unfortunately I didn’t keep track of who got the knife with just two brass and a stainless pin, but whoever you are, you’ve got a unique piece!!!