Thread: Fake 'ivory'
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Fake 'ivory'

Originally Posted by el gaitero View Post
But meanwhile there is faux ivory / ivorine similar to as used by R.T. Shepherd that even with close scrutiny looks uniquely Ďsimilarí.

Itís readily available from suppliers ..wonder why more pipe makers donít use it.

A lot of the "fake ivories" are made by mixing two slightly different coloured plastics together incompletely. The result is often brittle and difficult to turn. There are good quality options, but they are expensive.
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