Thread: Fake 'ivory'
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:25 AM   #7
erracht
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Default Re: Fake 'ivory'

I have nothing against it myself. My go-to pipes would always be a set of standard "military pattern" full imitation ivory (or full historic (used) or mammoth/mastodon ivory); this is the style that I like the most.

Of course, it's a matter of quality of the material. I'm no fan of the many catalin-mounted sets that have all turned yellow/orange with age. And the artificial ivory should be something durable. I had a set of Kintails that had two flaws, on of which was that the imitation ivory, while rather realistic-looking, was of a very brittle material. Thankfully both my old Dunbars and my Fletchers (with which I replaced the Kintails) have artificial ivory made of a solid plastic.
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