Arno Bernard Custom Knife Handles
Warthog Ivory Tusk
Warthog ivory tusk can be polished to a terrific shine and is one of our most exotic handle materials. Available in limited quantities, it is the only ivory tusk that can be imported from South Africa. Due to the size of the large majority of tusk, it is unavailable on our Giant and Predator Series models.
The shinbone is one of the most dense and strongest bones in the giraffe. It has a lot of character because of the differences in the quantity of fat inside the bone, which causes the unique patterns. All of the handles are stabilized and dyed with natural color shades.
Arizona desert ironwood has a wood grain flowing from straight lines to burls, giving it a unique characteristic. It is one of the most dense woods available and is very stable. It was recently added to the protected woods list and can no longer be harvested.
Premium grade sheep horn scales are naturally aged and dried, and one of the strongest natural handle materials. The grooves in the material help with extra grip when used for skinning.
G10 is a composite material, glass reinforced epoxy laminate. It is one of the most durable of all the handles used on our knives. It is lightweight, waterproof and easy to clean. This makes it an excellent companion to carry with you everywhere you go.
Snakewood is one of the most expensive woods available from South America. When it is polished, it takes on a scale-like pattern that is reminiscent of snakeskin.
Ebony is a dark and very hard African wood. It has an intricate wood grain pattern once it is polished. Due to the fact that it ages well, it will give you years of service.
The North American maple burl is highly figured with very unpredictable grain patterns. After stabilization, it is dyed in various colors to highlight the peculiar swirls and strenghthen the natural beauty of the wood.
Indian Sambar Stag is a very rare and sought after material. The raised grooves of the horn present a familiar look with an exotic flair. You will feel like you have a real trophy in your hand with these scales on your Arno Bernard knife.
Mammoth Ivory Tusk
There are knives with ivory handles… and then there are knives with prehistoric Mammoth Ivory Tusk handles. Imported from Russia, this handle is highly sought after and available in very limited quantities.
Made from a beautiful shell found off the coast of New Zealand, this laminated abalone shell is an exotic choice. The vibrant blue and green reflections in this uniquely beautiful handle make it our most colorful handle.
Unlike any other knife handle you have ever seen, this genuine Nile Crocodile Hornback hide handle is made from the ridged back armor of the crocodile. The bone inside the scale of the hide gives it a great texture and makes it easy to grip in slippery situations.
A fossilized mammoth tooth is hard to find, and to have a molar from a prehistoric woolly mammoth made into a knife handle is exceptionally rare. Stabilized and polished into an amazing piece of art history, these handles are definitely one-of-a-kind.
The coloration patterns in Spalted Maple are highly sought after for their ability to stand out next to other woods. The winding black lines give each handle made from this wood an extra boost of uniqueness.