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Michael
05-01-2008, 06:56 PM
Hi, would someone be so kind as to shed some light on the playing characteristics of a micarta ferule. Does this ferule have a stiffer or crisper hit or is there little difference from other ferules used today? Thank you, Michael..

HollyWood
05-01-2008, 08:03 PM
Westing House Micarta is what they are refering to. Somebody did post a few wks ago the real facts. Bob Rundy sayes pound for pound worth more than ivory! Its bad stuff to breath,just like sanding toxic woods! durable clinks like glass. ( I have pieces that make two ferrules each.) everyone talks like they want it then when it comes to money they run. It will come in handy when making convers- mark

pdcue
05-02-2008, 01:25 AM
Hi, would someone be so kind as to shed some light on the playing characteristics of a micarta ferule. Does this ferule have a stiffer or crisper hit or is there little difference from other ferules used today? Thank you, Michael..

First, let me say, anything about 'hit' - is very subjective.
I wasn't the first to notice this fact, but I always keep it in mind.

So, with all the standard disclaimers - IMHO no ferrule material
readily available today comes even close to the old
Westinghouse Micarta - it is solid without being hard or brittle.

The closest recently was Ivorine3, no longer available either.
Not as firm as Micarta - and a bit softer.

Dale<who might be prejudiced>