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Old 05-04-2013, 05:53 AM   #11
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Well sounds like a good enough reason to me. Carry on.
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Real yanked out of a screaming elephant ivory is pretty brittle. Drop the gun, bump the gun, they will break. Easily scratched.


Not a great upgrade for the downgrade someone else got.

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Real yanked out of a screaming elephant ivory is pretty brittle. Drop the gun, bump the gun, they will break. Easily scratched.

Not a great upgrade for the downgrade someone else got.
Lol I didn't ask if they were brittle ;p I asked for tips on how to care for them

People always gotta throw in their opinions... Pretty sure you're all just jealous
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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?

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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!
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Thanks for the knowledge tho guys in very new to ivory...

And I'm not the kind of guy to get something nice and leave it in a closet... I want my ivory grips on my gun ;p

Patton carried ivory so I'm carrying ivory ;p

I want to be able to say "only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whore house would have pearl grips" lol
personally i like the patina of aged ivory better. kind of like the ivory grips on John Waynes pistols! a yellow patina to them.
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Yeah I want mine to age! I just don't want them to age to differently between the two grips ha.

And thanks for the help, again everyone!

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Yeah I want mine to age! I just don't want them to age to differently between the two grips ha.

And thanks for the help, again everyone!
my thinking is they should age pretty evenly.
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my thinking is they should age pretty evenly.
I guess we'll see haha.. If they start aging differently ill just figure it out from there I suppose. I've had them on for like 2 days so I have some time before I have to start worrying
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