Steve on Dec 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Mick has done it again! The knife is wonderful. The choice of Ironwood scales is outstanding and his finish on the Ironwood is fantastic! Thanks, again, Mick!!
Susan on Sep 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Thanks for a great piece of wood perfect in every way. I would recommend this seller to anyone. Thanks, Terry
Amelia on Sep 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is perfect, exactly as described and what I needed
Tim on Sep 11, 20215 out of 5 stars
these scales are superb they match the other pair I got and I just love them
filobiblic on Sep 11, 20215 out of 5 stars
These lovely scales arrived from Mick via a Mail Forwarder to Australia. He was very generous in shipping them in a roundabout manner. They are a beautiful wood and Mick has produced a stunning set of scales. I've since fitted them to an Elementum with no troubles.
I highly recommend both Mick for his communication and for his skill in producing a fine product. Thanks Mick.
Trevor on Sep 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
I reached out to Mick for some custom wood scales for my ESEE Izula. He got back to me within hours with some really great wood options and his pricing, which was very fair and competitive. Within days, he had completed my scales and had them in the mail. Once received, I was really taken aback by the craftsmanship. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out, and am even happier with my experience working with Mick.
Troy on Sep 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning! I sent Mick the blank scales and he crafted these. He was really helpful and patient, making sure I got exactly what I wanted, even though at first I was a bit indecisive.
Zach on Aug 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Haven't made anything from it yet (probably won't for a while), but it's certainly a beautiful block. Love the colors and grain. Arrived quickly and in great condition.
Jessica on Aug 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful scales. Does not come with screws but you can get from essee.
jerry lafavor on Aug 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
Everything they say about American Ironwood is true. Hard, dense, woks and finishes very nicely. Pictured are a plum bob and a lip balm keeper...nice.
I always wanted some nice wood scales for my edc folding knives made from woods like cocobolo and ironwood, so in 2017 I started a new hobby and tried to learn how to make them myself. In time and after many mistakes I started having success and realized I really enjoyed making scales, so I opened my etsy shop.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Knife scale finishing
I like to use natural non-toxic finishes like pure tung oil or beeswax depending on the wood. The natural texture of smooth wood feels great in hand, better than plastic poly finishes imo.
Scales may require additional oil or wax periodically to protect from moisture or drying out.
If your scales do get wet and feel rough or fuzzy after drying, you can lightly smooth them out with a high grit sandpaper ( 2000 or higher recommended) or fine steel wool, then reapply oil or wax.
Squid Scale Installation
If you are having any difficulty tightening the pivot screw down enough to center the blade due to slippage you can use a rubber glove to keep pressure on the smooth bolt head as you tighten the screw. This can sometimes occur when the wood surface is very smooth and finished with wax.
Please visit my blog if you need instructions: