Vintage or Old Stock micarta and composite materials. "Micarta" is used in the generic sense as many times it is impossible to confirm the actual manufacturer of the material. Companies like Bakelite, Westinghouse, GE(Textolite), International Paper and others all manufactured a variety of phenolic composite materials over a period of many decades using paper, linen, canvas, rag etc. Generically people refer to all of these materials as Micarta although each manufacturer had their own trade names for them. Westinghouse and then International Paper and finally Norplex are the companies that produced the actual "Micarta" line of materials. Our listings will always indicate if we know the age or manufacturer of the material. If we do not know we do not claim it to be something unless there was a label, nameplate or some other evidence.