Micarta and phenolic are strong materials that are used for making knife handles. Micarta is made of layers of paper, linen, canvas, or other fabrics sealed with resin. Micarta is a registered trade name and is a type of phenolic. The material is relatively strong and scratch-resistant. Micarta and other phenolics can be made of several different types of fabric, each resulting in a unique look for the design of your knife handle.Available in slabs and scales with thicknesses including 1-1/8”, 1/4”, 1/8”, 3/16”, 3/8”, and more.