Description:Kirinite is a striking and innovative material made of high-quality acrylic resin made by introducing very thin strands of poly paper to the resin, in various directions creating mesmerizing swirling patterns and colors with a dimensional shimmer to them. As with some other resin-based materials, like Juma and CrazyFiber, it is made in single batches and no two batches are the exactly the same.
Kirinite is a very tough material and is used in a variety of applications where handling and use are not exactly delicate. It is not prone to chipping, cracking,shrinking or warping. It is also lightweight. As a result, it has been a favorite with the makers of knife handles and rifle and pistol grips.
Although it is a hard, durable material, it is very easy to work with. Kirinite responds well to shaping, grinding, sanding, drilling and buffing. It can have a satin finish or can be buffed to a high-gloss finish, but either never feels slippery, even in wet conditions. It has a great hand feel and is considered to have excellent grip characteristics. Anyone who is used to working with wood working tools will have no problem using them on Kirinite.
- Kirinite is remarkably durable…it resists chipping, cracking, warping, and shrinking
- Kirinite responds well to shaping, grinding, sanding, and buffing
- Kirinite can be buffed to a high-gloss finish, but never feels slippery in the hand…even when wet
- Kirinite is created using a single-batch process, so each piece is totally unique
From knivesshipfree: Kirinite is a next-generation acrylic, billed to be as tough as the more-familiar Corian.
Knifemakers like Kirinite because it's easy to shape using conventional woodworking tools. It's also regarded as relatively "grippy."
The material has intense, bright-pearl coloring, evoking memories of something we used to call "metalflake." It’s made with thin colored strands of poly-paper that are introduced through the mix to give a finished knife handle a one-of-a-kind character.
Kirinite comes in a wide array of unique colors and patterns, but there’s a lot more to Kirinite than just dazzling colors.