Dave Warther's Resin-Ivory™ Top grade Imitation ivory for cue sticks. 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 harmonics.
This material comes in two grades. Both are of the same high quality but with different grain features. Resin-Ivory™ R (Regular) grade has grain like ivory. As the material is turned in your hand you see grain variation from side grain to flat grain and then back to side grain again just like with real ivory. The end grain on Resin-Ivory™ shows a swirl pattern whereas Resin-Ivory+S™ (+S grade) shows the end grain feature of real ivory with the Shreger lines - hence the "+S" designation. The Shreger lines form a herringbone or diamond patterning in real ivory and our Resin-Ivory+S™ has this same grain feature. The +S grade material also has more of a true quarter sawn ivory grain.
The +S grade looks so much like real ivory that customs agents are going to think it is real ivory but it flouresces purple under a black light so they will be able to discern it from real ivory once they check it.
This material turns like butter on a lathe. It can chip if your tools are not sharp but if you have new or newly sharpened tools you will not experience chipping. Resin Ivory ferrules clean easily of chalk with toothpaste. Resin Ivory also accepts a clear coat finish without any resistance or any proclivity to peeling, etc..
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 scrims like ivory! It also works like ivory with conventional tools.