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My wife is going to buy 1911 ivory grips for my birthday. How durable is ivory? Is it affected by cleaning solvents, etc? any special precautions?
 

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Price check on ivory grips
Just saw a gorgeous pair of grips for the 1911 made from 80 years old elephant ivory with gold Colt medalions. Grips have so-called tiger stripes which match on both sides. Seller is asking for 250. Is this the going price?

stanmog:
This seller is telling me that he has two pairs on his SAA and he used both of them in competition. So, I guess they're quite durable.

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Tcao: thanks. The pair I'm ordering is $200.
Don't want any medallion or engraving. $200 and up seems to be the going rate for real ivory.
 

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I have been considering getting a pair for the gun I am about to customize and I too was wondering if they were durable enough to carry everyday? Where should I go to look for them? Any thing I should look for?
 

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No "dress" Commander is complete without ivory! As a stock material, ivory is more fragile than wood. It also has a tendency to "check" with age and will also yellow some. Don't know about solvents affects as at $200/pair I take mine off during cleaning. Would love to have a diamond checkered set!!
 

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Try nutmegsports.com. They do come diamond-checkered.
For an alternative, try the ultra ivory variety from eaglegrips.
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Smith and Alexander makes ivory micarta checkered, double diamond stocks that look great and are much more durable than real ivory.
 
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