Jun 18, 2023

Urwerk UR

You are correct that they are effectively the same. Micarta was a later product that was based on the patents developed by Leo Baekeland, and used similar materials though it was different, at least until the patents expired. Bakelite was the more popular product but Micarta, along with other imitations and derivations popped up pretty quickly as it was a major breakthrough in composite polymer technology.