Description:Ivory has been used for millennia as a material for carving various types of sculptures, small statues and other items of decorative art like carved ivory covers for illuminated manuscripts, religious objects, and boxes for valued objects, as well as many functional items like piano keys and billiard balls
Ivory was valued by both artists and patrons for its rarity, exceptional durability, and was especially prized among sculptors for its creamy color, smooth texture and soft sheen.
The use of ivory has been part of the cultures of many different civilizations including those of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Rome, Russia, Japan, China, and India. From ancient times, all the way back to the stone age, ivory has been considered an article of luxury as well as being a maker’s material. In the West, the use of ivory can be traced almost continuously from prehistoric times through the Roman, Carolingian, Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods right up until modern times.
However, as we all know, the international sale of ivory was banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangers Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1989. In the last decade, we’ve the seen the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, and a handful of other countries pass even stricter laws on ivory trade.
That is why there is Elforyn. After much effort, development, and meticulous attention to detail, Elforyn is a man-made premium material that that has impeccable properties of feel, workability and appearance of natural ivory. Consisting of a mixture of different mineral raw materials, with Elforyn you can produce unique and distinct items with the beauty and subtle characteristics of ivory but with a clear conscience - ensuring no harm goes to any elephants or their tusks.
As a result, Elforyn® is used as a premium material for making custom knife handles, pen blanks, musical instruments, jewelry, components, objects of art, anything needing impeccable ivory properties of feel, workability and appearance.
The makers of Elforyn SuperTusk, Bachmann, discovered and utilized excellent technical and mechanical properties during the development of the newest high-quality ivory substitute Elforyn SuperTusk. An incredible imitation of the color, grain and “Schreger lines” of real Ivory, the detail and structure are visible even in the smallest applications. “Schreger lines” are visual artifacts that appear in the cross-section of ivory. They are commonly referred to as crosshatching, they can be rosette shaped, alternately light and dark colored structures. The intersections of the “Schreger Lines” form the checkered pattern typically valued in the application of Ivory. As a result, Elforyn SuperTusk is the closest material to ever replicate genuine elephant ivory. So similar, it contains a UV dye to distinguish itself from genuine ivory under black light.
Elforyn SuperTusk has excellent mechanical machinability such as drilling, milling, grinding and polishing. It also has excellent surface characteristics due to high surface hardness resulting in minimal abrasion losses. It also has a very pleasant and warm feel due to high natural mineral content.
1200 kg/ml Density (DIN EN ISO 845)
80 Hardness Shore D (DIN 53505-D)
46.4 N/mm Tensile Strength (DIN EN ISO 527)
15% Elongation (DIN EN ISO 527)
88 N/mm Flexural Strength b-4% (DIN EN ISO 178)
1680 N/mm E-Modulus (DIN EN ISO 178)
Elforyn for knife making
Elforyn® and Elforyn SuperTusk® are superior materials for custom knife handles, regardless of shape, color and pattern. With two formulations, both beautifully reproducing the unique characteristics and functions of ivory, Elforyn Super Tusk® even has imitation grains and growth rings as well as natural ivory’s typical “Schreger Lines” to ensure an incredibly accurate resemblance to genuine ivory.
Elforyn® or Elforyn Super Tusk® comes in slabs, blocks, rods, squares and in different sizes according to specific needs.