Thread: Fake 'ivory'
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:14 PM   #5
Green Piper
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Default Re: Fake 'ivory'

Personally, I haven’t had any real issues with ‘fake’ ivory. On my McCallum drones, it is off-white, not blazing white and it looks fine to me and from a distance of more than a couple of feet, I doubt anyone could really tell the difference.

On my Robertson’s the fake ivory is casein, which has darkened and cracked a little bit. Still, I like how it looks.

Of the antler fittings I have seen, it seemed a bit pale to me - lacking the warmth of real ivory. However, it has been as photos only. I really like the look of tagua nut fittings, but it seems that they’re inconsistent.

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