Originally Posted by thewildwonder
Also I've seen other threads with people with real ivory who bumped and dropped their guns and they were fine....
Do you have ivory grips AR? And did you break them?
You are correct, they are pretty durable...
"can" they crack or chip? Yes, but keeping them moisturized/oiled will help. And any drop or smack of the gun that would be significant enough to do so would also cause other damage to the gun's finish as well. You can carry and shoot them with confidence, I have and do.
Also, they can scuff and scratch (again, no differently than the gun's finish). There is a guy named Dan Chinnock (www.danchinnock.com
) who works with mammoth and elephant ivory. He sells a very inexpensive ivory file/buffer. It's like $5 or $10 bucks. I have two - works very well to take out any scuffs and shine up the grips!