Titanium Knife Handle

Today, I’ll be discussing Titanium knife handle or Titanium Knife Grip.  When we buy or look for knives, we always discuss blade materials and they are the main focus of every review you find. Even majority of knife manufacturer’s talk about knife’s blade material. There is very less importance is given to knife’s handles. Whereas they are as important as the blade of the knife.

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Titanium Knife handle

Why Titanium is expensive?

Titanium is 9th abundant metal on earth and its present in each and every rock on earth. Given its abundance it’s still one of the most expensive metals in the world. The only reason for its expensiveness is that it has very high melting point. Toughness of the metal increase the costs of handling it which makes it even much more expensive.

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titanium ore used in titanium knife handles

Importance of Titanium Handle

Knife handle material is as important as the knife blade and so as the shape of blade & handle there must be a synergy between both. Without a synergy, a knife cannot perform the task it’s designed for. As discussed, Micarta Knife Handles are best choice for Survival Knives and today I will be discussing Titanium Knife Handle.  Following are the main points why one should have a titanium knife handle.

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Titanium Knife handles are lighter, strongest and robust

Titanium knife handle are lighter

As said earlier, choosing knife handle material is very important as important as the knife material.  Titanium knife handles are much lighter as compared to steel they are normally 45% lighter in weight as compared to steel handles. It’s a great choice for EDC knives also known as Pocket Knives. Even bigger knives have less weight as compared to smaller steel handle knives.

Strongest Material

We all know that titanium is among the strongest materials on earth, they are as strong as steel but the best part is it’s a warm metal. In Cold environments titanium handles does not give uncomfortable feeling to hands when you grip them. In short, Strongest and comfortable to hold a knife.

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medford knives on belay framelock knife with titanium knife handle

 Corrosion resistant

Titanium has great corrosion resistant ability which not only makes it more durable but gives it’s the ability to perform time and again in environments where other knives handle materials lacks.  Like Titanium Handles are no1 choice of sea divers. Because Titanium does get rust or get crowded with seawater as it happens with normal steel handles.

Cons to Titanium Handles

Given all the plus points, there is only 2 main disadvantage of Titanium knife handle

Easily Scratched

As Titanium is silver metal, and it looks beautiful if done bead blast finish. But it’s more porn to scratches as compared to steel & aluminum handles.

Price tag – Very Expensive

Yes, Knives with titanium handle are very expensive. They have extra burden on pocket when buying such knives. As said earlier titanium is an expensive metal so the addition of it to knife leads to extra cost.

Conclusion- Titanium Knife Handles

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Spyderco techno 2 also has titanium knife handle

They are excellent handles, given expensive but remember quality and price always go hand in hand. Higher the quality higher the price. Secondly, Titanium handles are great on knives not as knife blade because they lose their sharpness very quickly and they are hard to re-sharpen as well. So, if you are being told that the knife has titanium handle its great but not the blade material.

You May Be Interested in Other Knife Handle Guide

Many Premium Brands like following offer Titanium handles

  • WE Knives
  • Medford Knives
  • Spyderco Knives
  • Zero Tolerance Knives
  • Browning Knives
  • Case Cutlery
  • Esee Knives
  • Frost Cutlery
  • Gerber Knives
  • Kershaw Knives
  • United Cutlery

You can buy them at lowest prices as well for each brand as under

  • WE Knives
  • Medford Knives
  • Spyderco Knives
  • Zero Tolerance Knives
  • Browning Knives
  • Case Cutlery
  • Esee Knives
  • Frost Cutlery
  • Gerber Knives
  • Kershaw Knives
  • United Cutlery