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African plains mammal bone. I had NO idea how much I would like the smooth pair. Caught me by surprise . . . . .

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I'm toying with soaking these in tea to give more of an aged look to them. They almost look plastic they are bleached so white.

I'll take photos of the reverse side tomorrow to show the grain on the inside of the bone to show these are not plastic.
 

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Very nice (both sets) but I'm really digging those double diamonds on that... Hey is that my 38 super???
I'll dress up the .38's tomorrow for you if you like Charlie.
 
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I really like the smooth set.
I was surprised how nice those are. I've never been a big admirer of smooth grips until these.

Now I get why you'ze guys like them so much.
 
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Very nice. I like the look of the smooth ones. Interestingly, natural animal grips like bone, horn, antler, and ivory have a grippiness to them even when they're smooth. Plus, I think the combination of steel and an animal sourced material make for an appealing and attractive combination. The only wood that I've seen/felt that comes close to the look, feel, and warmth of those animal sourced materials is holly.
 
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The reason I put natural in quotations is that wood grips are also "natural" materials too of course. Not sure that makes sense in hindsight.
 
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That just doesn't sound right, Curly...
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As promised, here are a few photos of the front and reverse of these.

Anyone have any experience with "aging" a set of bone grips by soaking them in something like tea? I would be in for details.

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I'd let them age naturally. These grips are stunning in their current form, and will age gracefully over time.
Well if that's the way its to be done, I guess I'll keep a pair of these on my EDC for the next year and come back and do a photo comparison. Gotta get all those hand and holster oils started.
 
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I have worked with bone before. I have also worked on some grips that were thought to be carved out of bone that were really bone powder mixed with a resin and cast. Even carved grips may have filler in them that may not artificial age the same as the rest of the bone.
Just a thought.
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