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I'm sure it depends on which part of the bone or whatever, but I have seen giraffe grips with an almost translucent appearance like pearl but with the coloring and feel of ivory; and also some with a very light color like elk but a very fine, smooth grain like polished stag. I have a pair of very thin homemade giraffe bone panels on a S&W Model 64 that I carry as a woods gun sometimes and I like them very much. I will try to get a picture.
 

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I have always thought that these may be giraffe shin bone. They are very dense and do not have the end rings of ivory.





I know that they're on one of those "other" guns, but they do look mighty nice as a component of this K-22 package...



 

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Outstanding piece!

I have always thought that these may be giraffe shin bone. They are very dense and do not have the end rings of ivory.





I know that they're on one of those "other" guns, but they do look mighty nice as a component of this K-22 package...



 

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Looks good. How does the bone feel in the hand compared to stag or ivory?
The giraffe feels very dense and smooth, much smoother than Sambar or elk stag. The only ivory I have is checked so no feel comparison but the giraffe has a somewhat "aged" ivory look. Upon close inspection you can see some subtle striations or "character" that I find rather appealing. Here are a couple of closeups:

SAA left grip 1 stamp.jpg SAA right grip 2 stamp.jpg

L to R; ivory, Sambar, giraffe, giraffe and the rest are elk stag.

SAA group 1.jpg
 

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They look fantastic, I am curious if anyone else has them from nutmeg that also have non checkered ivory on an saw to compare feel?
 

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Artie,

Got more pic of the giraffe grips on the 3rd one from the left? It looks translucent, almost like pearl.

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The giraffe feels very dense and smooth, much smoother than Sambar or elk stag. The only ivory I have is checked so no feel comparison but the giraffe has a somewhat "aged" ivory look. Upon close inspection you can see some subtle striations or "character" that I find rather appealing. Here are a couple of closeups:

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L to R; ivory, Sambar, giraffe, giraffe and the rest are elk stag.

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
giraffe bone grips

Got more pic of the giraffe grips on the 3rd one from the left? It looks translucent, almost like pearl.
Some areas of the grips do have a slight translucent quality but it is very difficult to capture it on film. I tried several different ways but couldn't reproduce the effect seen in the group photo.

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SAA group 1.JPG

3rd from left...

saa 7.5 left 02sm.JPG saa 7.5 right 01sm.JPG
 
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