All grips are made from 100% legal & documented, pre-ban African elephant ivory. This means it has aged for more than 25 years. It has experienced most of its “movement” and has a beautiful warm patina. The pictures don’t do the ivory justice. Non of these look like plastic. They all have caramel streaks or a wonderful herringbone pattern. This is really beautiful stuff. There is not a plastic grip made that looks or feels like ivory. Those that have it, know it.