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Nesmuk handles - the materials

Find out about the variations of the handles with their different materials and their properties. Find the right handle material for you. Both optically and haptically, it should match your requirements.

Nesmuk Griff - Grenadill

GRENADILL

Grenadilla is a hardwood that is widely used in Africa. The heartwood is dark brown, almost black, interspersed with fine, often dark purple to black stripes, which give the wood its characteristic appearance. The enormous hardness and the very fine wood structure give grenadilla its very smooth surface.

Nesmuk Griff - Grenadill

COCOBOLO

Cocobolo comes from Central and South America. The high-quality heartwood shows a wide range of colors from orange to golden brown and deep red, which is interspersed with black-brown, very straight stripes. Cocobolo is characterized by its high hardness and density as well as its high oil content, which gives the wood its fine surface gloss.

Nesmuk Griff - COCOBOLO

EUCALYPTUS BURL

The eucalyptus burl comes from Australia. The heartwood of eucalyptus has particularly wavy growths and fine eyes, which make this wood unmistakable. In terms of color it is characterized by a light brown to red-grey base color. Eucalyptus burl is very demanding in terms of processing, which is why Nesmuk only uses hand-picked pieces of the highest quality.

Nesmuk Griff - Juma Ivory

JUMA IVORY

Juma Ivory is a noble plastic with a very high mineral content. The material is very hard and unbreakable as well as very easy to clean because it is absolutely insensitive to water, grease and cleaning agents. Juma is also characterized by its good thermal properties, so that it is always comfortable to hold. Juma Ivory was originally developed to replace ivory and is 90% identical to real ivory.

Nesmuk Griff - Juma Black

JUMA BLACK

Juma Black is a noble plastic with a very high mineral content. The material is very hard and unbreakable as well as very easy to clean because it is absolutely insensitive to water, grease and cleaning agents. Juma is also characterized by its good thermal properties, making it pleasant to hold at all times. Juma Black is deep black and the polished surface shows a fine shine.

Nesmuk Griff - Juma Black

KARELIAN CURLY BIRCH

The Karelian curly birch is a small birch species native to northern Europe, mainly in the border area between Finland and Russia. The light grey to light brown wood shows the strong, contrasting grain due to its slow growth. Karelian birch curl is a typical knife handle of traditional Scandinavian knives and is unmistakable due to its very striking grain.

Nesmuk Griff - KARELISCHE MASERBIRKE

MAKASSAR EBONY

Makassar Ebony is characterized by a striped grain in various shades of brown and black and is one of the few colored ebony species growing in Indonesia. Its elegant appearance and very fine texture make it one of the most sought-after and expensive rarities on the global wood market. Nesmuk only processes hand-selected, flawless pieces of the highest quality.

Nesmuk Griff - MICARTA GREEN

MICARTA GREEN

Micarta Green is a high-tech plastic whose characteristic grain is created by dyed linen. Micarta is a shock-resistant, hard and unbreakable material, resistant to moisture, acids and alkalis, which makes it a grip material often chosen by professional chefs.

Nesmuk Griff - MICARTA RED

MICARTA RED

Micarta Red is a high-tech plastic whose characteristic grain is created by dyed linen. Micarta is shock-resistant, hard and unbreakable, as well as resistant to moisture, acids and alkalis, making it a grip material often chosen by professional chefs.

Nesmuk Griff - MICARTA BLACK

MICARTA BLACK

Micarta Black is a high-tech plastic whose characteristic grain is created by dyed linen. Micarta is a shock-resistant, hard and unbreakable material that is resistant to moisture, acids and alkalis, making it a grip material often chosen by professional chefs.

Nesmuk Griff - Mooreiche

Bog oak

The bog oak is not an independent species, but a sub-fossil oak trunk, up to 5,000 years old, which was found in North German bogs and water bodies. When such a trunk is found and salvaged in a bog, it must first be dried in an elaborate drying process that takes several years before it can be processed. The colour varies between brownish and bluish-black tones.

Nesmuk Griff - Olivenholz

OLIVE WOOD

Olive wood is without doubt one of the most beautiful woods. Nesmuk uses only hand-picked pieces of wild olive wood from a specific region of Spain – with particularly spectacular grain, light brown to golden yellow, wildly barred with dark stripes. The handles are deliberately not polished to preserve the pleasantly soft feel of olive wood.

Nesmuk Griff - Bahia Holz

BAHIA ROSEWOOD

Bahia rosewood is found exclusively in Brazil. The very light, yellowish to pink colored wood is characterized by its striking, often contrasting red grain and extreme hardness. Due to its high price, the wood is usually only used as veneer; Nesmuk processes solid wood, which is polished to a high gloss by hand.

Nesmuk Griff - Walnuss Maser

WALNUT MASER

Walnut burl is one of the rarest and most expensive European woods in the quality selected by Nesmuk. Genuine walnut burl is mainly found in Central and Southern Europe. Even the heartwood is a sought-after precious wood and the valuable wood of the rare burl is even more beautiful: very heavy and hard, walnut burl is characterized by its fine dark to golden brown grain.

Nesmuk Griff - Zebrano

ZEBRANO

Zebrano is an African precious wood. The wood is strikingly beautiful striped and so striking that it is immediately recognizable among many other wood species. Very parallel, sharply defined, deep brown veins are drawn on a light background. The wood is hard, relatively dense and heavy; it is mainly used in high-quality furniture making and as veneer for exclusive woodwork.

Nesmuk handles - the materials

Particularly high-quality materials were individually selected for the Nesmuk folding knives. The unique materials give the Nesmuk folding knives a high-quality appearance.

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PIANO LACQUER BLACK

Piano lacquer is characterized by its color depth, color saturation and very durable surface. Nesmuk manufactures the handle shells from specially developed fine lacquers. The lacquer is cast in a special process, the fingerboard plates are milled from the solid lacquer and finally polished to a high gloss by hand.

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PIANO LACQUER WHITE

Piano lacquer is characterised by its color depth, color saturation and very durable surface. Nesmuk manufactures the handle shells from specially developed fine lacquers. The lacquer is cast in a special process, the fingerboard plates are milled from the solid lacquer and finally polished to a high gloss by hand.

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PIANO LACQUER ORANGE

Piano lacquer is characterised by its color depth, color saturation and very durable surface. Nesmuk manufactures the handle shells from specially developed fine lacquers. The lacquer is cast in a special process, the fingerboard plates are milled from the solid lacquer and finally polished to a high gloss by hand.

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LAPISLAZULI

Lapis lazuli is a mineral mixture that forms in various rocks, such as marble, under the action of high pressure and high temperature. Due to its rarity and unique appearance, the blue-gold-gloss stone has been one of the most sought-after gemstones for over 5,000 years and can be found in numerous important works of art history, such as the famous death mask of Tutankhamun.

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Curly birch

The curly birch is a small birch species native to northern Europe. The light grey to light brown wood has a strong, contrasting grain due to its slow growth. As it is both very soft and open-pored, Nesmuk processes stabilized burl birch: liquid, colored acrylic glass is sucked into the spaces between the wood under vacuum, making it very break-resistant and hard.

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Bog oak

The bog oak is not an independent species, but a sub-fossil oak trunk, up to 5,000 years old, which was found in North German bogs and water bodies. When such a trunk is found and salvaged in a bog, it must first be dried in an elaborate drying process that takes several years before it can be processed. The colour varies between brownish and bluish-black tones.

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OLIVE WOOD

Olive wood is without doubt one of the most beautiful woods. Nesmuk uses only hand-picked pieces of wild olive wood from a specific region of Spain – with particularly spectacular grain, light brown to golden yellow, wildly barred with dark stripes. The handles are deliberately not polished to preserve the pleasantly soft feel of olive wood.

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BLACK JADE

Among the precious stones, the black jade enjoys a special status, as it has a cultural and art-historical significance like no other stone in the world; especially in China, where the black jade is considered the stone of the gods. Jade is created by volcanic processes and is not only one of the rarest and most expensive gemstones, but also extremely hard and difficult to work. Only hand-picked stones of the highest quality are processed in Nesmuk.

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SILVER HAMMER FINISH

The silver hammer blow is elaborately executed by hand in the traditional martelé technique: The fine hammer stroke treatment of the solid 925 sterling silver enlarges the surface and thus the light reflections and makes the silver shine even more. All Nesmuk folders are manufactured and finished entirely and exclusively by trained goldsmiths.

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TIGEROURS

Tigereisen is a fusion of tiger eye, hematite and red jasper. These different minerals create the unique stripe between silver-grey and red yellow. At the same time, Tiger Iron is very difficult to work with due to the different characteristics of its various components and requires a lot of experience and care.

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WHITE EBONY

White ebony is one of the rarest and most valuable woods in the world. The high contrast makes it unmistakable. It has its origins in Southeast Asia, where its rarity and beauty have been reserved for kings and rulers of the countries of origin for centuries. The high variance in the grain makes every single piece unique.

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DESERT IRONWOOD

Desert ironwood comes from the Sonora desert in the USA and Mexico, where it is one of the most durable tree species and can live up to 1,500 years. The tree is under strict protection and only small amounts of wood from naturally dead trees are available. It is one of the densest, heaviest and hardest woods in the world and requires extensive and demanding processing.