Lander 1 Knife Scales - Mexican Blanket Especial G-carta

By Knafs

Prepare for your mind to be blown. These Lander scales are beauties. Here's how it works: a guy named Greg Hansen has this little garage shop in Nampa, Idaho where he and his crew make micarta. They layer all sorts of fabulous colored fabrics together with resin and pressure, then kick out these exquisite slabs of G-carta. This one is called Mexican Blanket Especial by Mikie. I have literally no idea who Mikie is, but I want to shake that guy's hand because he does amazing work. After Mikie finished his handiwork,  the material goes to California to another garage shop where Jeff Halopoff runs his refrigerator sized Haas CNC in Orange County to create these Lander scales. THEN, you buy them from Knafs where we ship them out from our little garage shop to you. This project is totally jimmy-rigged, side hustled, late-nights, early mornings, scrappy American-made-in-the-garage deal. And maybe that's why it's so beautiful. Enjoy.


  • Made in California, USA
  • Machined in small batches by Jeff of Halopoff Designs-- a long-time behind-the-scenes maker in the knife industry
  • Mexican Blanket Especial G-carta - Made in Nampa, Idaho by Greg Hansen and crew.

Notes: all G-carta scales arrive with a lovely layer of Frog Lube oil on them. It smells like delicious wintergreen and makes the colors pop. If you don't like the oily feeling, just rub it off with a towel and keep moving.

Each set of G-carta may vary a bit. This is normal. If yours don't match the picture exactly, that's a feature, not a bug.