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Date Published: 2023-03-13

What is Pakkawood?

What is Pakkawood?

By Desiree Weeks

There are a lot of options available for knife handles, each with their own unique look and feel. One such option is pakkawood. An expertly engineered composite material, pakkawood is created from wood and resin, fused together through the use of intense heat. While it may not be a naturally occurring wood, it is given the look of wood through the manufacturing process. This process involves stacking layers of thin wood together with resin in between. The resin both keeps these layers together and serves as a sealant, making pakkawood more impervious to water.

Natural wood itself is prone to issues, such as splitting, chipping, and warping. However, pakkawood doesn’t have these issues and can withstand even the harshest of use. It’s this durability that makes pakkawood a great choice when it comes to knife handles.

Not only is pakkawood an ideal alternative to natural wood, it’s beautiful too. It can be created to mimic any natural wood finish or dyed to create a rainbow of colors. Additionally, during the manufacturing process, the material undergoes polishing and sanding, giving it a glossy look that is scratch resistant. Here are a few of the great knives using pakkawood that you can find from BudK!

Ridge Runner Denali Ridge Bowie Knife

The pakkawood handle scales of the Ridge Runner Denali Ridge Bowie Knife were created to mimic a natural wood grain look and are comfortably curved for ease of use. The scales are secured with stainless steel pins, complementing the 11” 3Cr13 stainless steel clip point knife blade. Measuring 16 7/10”, this knife can be housed in its nylon belt sheath with snap strap closure.

Hibben Legacy Skinning Knife

The Hibben Legacy Skinning Knife can hold its own against any skinner on the market. Compact and ready for action, this fixed blade knife has black pakkawood handle scales and a mirror polished 3 1/2" 5Cr15 stainless steel blade. The blade has a finger ring and thumb-jimping, giving the best of control even in the worst conditions. Carry the 8” knife in its premium black leather sheath.

Shinwa Bloodwood Cleaver Knife

A true work of art, the Shinwa Bloodwood Cleaver Knife is sure to stand out in your collection. The beauty begins with reddish-brown pakkawood handle scales, accented by etched kanji and an open ring pommel. The blade itself is 3 1/10” 3Cr13 stainless steel with raised raindrop pattern and weight reducing cutouts on the spine.

Timber Rattler Blue Pakkawood Skinning Knife

Showcasing the colorful possibilities of pakkawood is the Timber Rattler Blue Pakkawood Skinning Knife. The stunning blue pakkawood handle scales and 4 7/8” stainless steel blade are a perfect combination. Secure the knife in its genuine leather sheath and show it off.

Timber Wolf Money Clip Pocket Knife

The beauty of pakkawood isn’t limited by size, proven by the fierce yet compact Timber Wolf Money Clip Pocket Knife. Serving both as a knife and a money clip, what’s not to love about this piece? It has a 1 3/4" stainless steel blade with non-reflective black finish that can quickly be opened using the knife’s assisted opening mechanism. The glossy pakkawood handle scales mimic a true wooden look and are secured by black, sturdy screws. The 2 1/2" knife has a black stainless steel money clip on the back, meaning you can have both your cash and a blade close at hand at all times.

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