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I've been looking through the Brownells catalog and have found a couple of synthetic Ivory grips that I'm interested in. Ajax sells some smooth grips they call Ivory Polymer and Navidrex has Double Diamond checkered Ivory Micarta. I think I'd rather have smooth grips but I have the impression that Micarta is a better material. Is there any significant difference between these materials as far as strength or resistance to solvents?

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Micarta(tm) was developed for industrial use (electronical equipment IIRC) and the Micarta stocks I have have had brake cleaner sprayed on them by accident and have suffered no ill results.

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I second Potthawgs advice. The folks at Boone Trading Co. are great to deal with. I just received a set of real ivory grips from them and they were exactly as described and a very reasonable price too. They are simply beautiful. If you are looking at the bonded grips, check out some of their Scrimshaw work. I am sure you will be pleased with whatever you choose.
John

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