What is G10 made out of?
G10 is made out of fibreglass soaked in epoxy and then compressed under heat. It differs from Micarta, which uses a cloth material as its base. G10 makes great knife handles because it’s lightweight, very strong, and does not absorb water. Due to the fact that it’s made up of simple fibreglass sheets and epoxy, it can come in a variety of forms, thicknesses, and colors. One of the advantages it holds to wood handles is that it does not expand or contract based on moisture content. Many commercial kitchen knives are made with manufactured handles instead of wood due to regulations about food stuffs and bacteria residing in the wooden handles.