Tru Ivory is our flagship product and is the most well known.
Surprisingly it reaches the other side of the globe. It
is manufactured in-house and its exact methods and components
for manufacturing are closely guarded trade secrets. It's
not unlike the secret formulae for Coke.
We have built a
special lab in our shop dedicated to the R&D of knew materials
and the production of same. Including Tru Ivory. Our
lab is equipped with a specially designed and built air
scrubber that is capable of replacing every cubic foot of air in
the lab in just over 1 minute. It takes our dedicated lab
operator hours to prepare enough material for just one small
batch. At most this would be enough for approximately
15-18 pairs of grips. Our lab did not spring up over night
and it continues to be a work in progress.
Tru Ivory must
go through a multi-step post curing process to completely remove
all organic vapors and to establish that any shrinkage of the
material takes place before further processing.
and completely cured Tru Ivory is ready for the first stage of
post processing. It is at this point the small blocks are
cut, thickness sanded, marked with a proper ID code and then
inventoried waiting for us to make your pair of grips.
Tru Ivory over Real Ivory: It can soak for a lifetime in
water with no harmful affect. It is capable of
withstanding most common types of solvents as well as many acids
and bases. It comes in an age appropriate color integral
to its manufacture. These are Natural White, Slightly
Aged, Antique Yellow and Ultra Antique. Other imitations
available can survive much of the same but ours can always take
a high polish. It easily works with abrasive paper and
tools. It is resistant to just about every dye we could
get to test. It's simply the best of all worlds.
manufacture the following material for grips and knife handles...
Gold Rush Grips
Custom Solid Colors
Limited or one of a kind
grips from various
materials such as Mammoth ivory, Dyed Giraffe bone, exotic
woods, bone, bonded stone and more.
materials will generally have additional costs associated with