Resin-Ivory™ R grade Imitation ivory for knife handle scales. Resin-Ivory™ is the highest quality imitation ivory we have seen,worked or handled - ever.
Two R grade slabs measuring 1/8" ++ by 1 by 4" +++
Screw rivets work fine but this material will crack under the pressure of peened rivets.
This set of grip panels is of Resin-Ivory™ R grade material. The R grade has pretty grain with an ivory look that is very attractive. The +S grade has a more vivid grain throughout the slab and it 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. The S grade has more of a true quarter sawn ivory grain look.
This material works just like real ivory with conventional tools and takes a high polish by buffing with white jewelers rouge on cloth or felt wheels/pads. One needs only sand with 400 grit wet/dry paper and then take it to a buffing wheel. This material is also the best imitation ivory we have scrimshawed. There is no squishiness when scriming and there is no bleeding of the ink into unwanted areas as seen on other imitation ivories. It works like ivory, polishes like ivory and scrims like ivory!