Dave Warther's Resin-Ivory™ Top grade Imitation ivory for cue stick inlays and points. 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 three grades for inlay stock and two grades for point stock. All grades are of the same high quality but with different grain features.
We have Resin-Ivory™ in sheet grade, R Grade (Regular grade) and S Grade (With Shreger Lines). The sheet grade is the least expensive. It has a very attractive ivory grain that looks very much like the lace grain pattern seen in West African ivory. The R grade has grain that has a wavy ivory grain pattern. The end grain on Resin-Ivory™ R grade shows a swirl pattern whereas the 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 also has more of a quarter-sawn ivory grain showing on the face of each slab.
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.
We cut the slabs from bar stock so the slabs have a cut surface on both sides. This material is ideal for inlay stock but should not be purchased for knife handles or similar applications where very consistant thickness and a smooth surface is needed.