This is a gorgeous set of Custom-made Mammoth Ivory 1911 panels. Nothing compares to the luxurious look and feel of a genuine mammoth ivory handle of these 1911 grips. Well-matched from side to side, the bluish striations on the golden-brown bark mimic the look of tiger stripes. The blue streaks in the ivory are caused by the minerals that leach into the ivory where the tusk has laid for centuries. Mammoth ivory with lines of green, blue, and pink are the most sought after.
Mammoth tusk material from the last ice age (10,000-40,000 BP) has been stabilized and pressure treated for strength and durability. As with all-natural materials and even with stabilization the possibility exists for warping of cracking, care should be taken to avoid extreme temperatures and quick changes in temp. and humidity.
Mammoth ivory is legal to import, export, and sell in most of the US except for a few states. These states do not allow sales or import of mammoth ivory products; therefore, I will not sell or ship this item to HI, NV, IL, CA, NY, NJ, NH, VT, or DC.