Resin-Ivory™ Imitation ivory for 1911 gun grips. Resin-Ivory™ is the highest quality imitation ivory we have seen,worked or handled - ever.
In 1911 sets we have Resin-Ivory™ grip blanks and then we have Resin-Ivory+S™ grip blanks. The Resin-Ivory™ grips have grain that is pretty and looks like real ivory.The +S grade has a more vivid grain throughout the grip 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.
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!