The spacers are aesthetic elements of various colors usually inserted between the handle and the plate of the blade but also between the handle and the guard to give an aesthetic added value to the knife.
Ps. My advice is to put only a thread of glue as I was told by a master of the CIC! listen to the advice but use your experience.
They are sold in sheets of different colors and thicknesses ranging from 0.4mm to 0.8mm but up to 3mm in sheets of size 230-250mm X 125mm and are usually of two materials.
Tipologia di spaziatori
- In fibra vulcanizzata (Hanno una qualità eccezionale).
- G10 è un’alta pressione fibra di vetro laminato, un tipo di materiale composito. Viene creato impilando più strati di panno di vetro, imbevuto epossidica resina e comprimendo il materiale risultante sotto calore fino a quando la resina epossidica polimerizza. È prodotto in lastre piane, spesso di pochi millimetri di spessore.
The G-10 is very similar to Micarta and laminated carbon fiber, except that glass cloth is used as a filling material. (Note that the professional nomenclature of “filler” and “matrix” in composite materials can be a bit counterintuitive when applied to fabrics soaked with resin.)
G-10 is the hardest of the fiberglass resin laminates and therefore the most commonly used.
- o plastica. Sono l’ideale per manici che vanno spesso a contatto con acqua. Hanno una buona stabilità dimensionale ma devi fare attenzione in fase di lucidatura perchè devi evitare di riscaldare eccessivamente il pezzo.
You can also find and use metal sheet spacers such as brass, copper, etc. where you can appreciate their use in many traditional or classic knives.
The use of the spacer is purely aesthetic but gives the knife a more well-groomed and detailed look.
You can put them between the cheek and the part of the handle of theblade, between the guard and thecheek, create multiple layers, etc.
Definitely a possibility that you have to evaluate by building your knife.
Personally I prefer those made of volcanic fiber
When you think of the knife a advice that was given to me by a master of the CIC is that once you have drawn the knife the choice of materials is a fundamental step.
So the choice of aesthetic elements, such as handle material, spacers, colors, pins, etc. are also part of this important choice.
For this reason the drawing of the knife should be detailed as much as possible.
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