Resin-Ivory™ R grade Imitation ivory for shaving brush handles. Resin-Ivory™ is the highest quality imitation ivory we have seen,worked or handled - ever. Arvorin and other alternative ivories are made as a spun polyester but Resin Ivory™ is a resin based material that has greater strength and better properties for cue stick making.
This material comes in two grades. Both are of the same high quality but with different grain features.
This is the page for R (Regular) grade Resin-Ivory™. The Resin-Ivory+S™ grade is available only in 1.5" and 2" diameters for shaving brush handles.The S grade has the Shreger lines in the end grain - hence the +S designation. The Shreger lines are those forming the herringbone pattern as seen in the end grain view of real ivory. Glues to wood with white glue and to other materials with super glue or epoxy.
The regular grade Resin-Ivory™ has an attractive grain that looks like real ivory. As one turns a handle in one's hand this imitation ivory shows side grain, flat grain and then back to side grain again. This material flouresces under a black light so customs agents will be able to discern it from real ivory without a problem. Both grades are very attractive and both grades have equal strength. The difference is strictly in the appearance of the end grain. Glues to wood with white glue and to other materials with super glue or epoxy. Does not chip if using new or newly sharpened tools.