JuPaul wrote: ↑
Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am
Interesting that they didn't like it. So far I've been nothing but impressed, but I guess only time will tell if it holds up like micarta. I wonder what performance issues they had?
There may be just a tad more give to the terotuf when I press my finger into it, but I definitely wouldn't describe it as rubbery. It's very much like a slightly thicker weave canvas micarta. On the checkered pattern I can maybe feel a little give when I really press into the raised areas, but it feels pretty much the same when I press into the raised portions on my grooved putman micarta scales. And it feels every bit as tough and durable as micarta, if not more so.
To me they feel like the surface of a pool table with just a little more texture, I'm really liking them
Thanks Julia and Toxophilus!
Yeah that sounds like it would make a very comfortable handle. I’m a big fan of the ‘worn jeans’ feel of canvas micarta - and these seem like they’d have the same feel to them. Another of the reasons why I like canvas or linen micarta, is it gets ‘grippier’ when your hands are wet or bloody, due to the exposed fibres at the surface swelling up. I’m guessing that coarse weave of the Terotuf fabric would have the same effect.
Yeah, I guess Spyderco’s durability testing would be pretty demanding. I remember at one time Sal wasn’t too keen on micarta either. I think the issue might have been dimensional changes over time as the micarta dried in extreme temperatures?
So either micarta has improved or they figured a way to engineer the problem out of designs.