So, I got my shipment of Arvorin from China this week. I compared the piece with pictures of real ivory and damned if I can tell the difference. The grain along the surface, the slightly off white color and the cross section grain look almost exactly like the real thing. Supposedly it glows blueish under UV light where as real ivory glows white. Real ivory will also char with a hot needle where this material will melt. Those are the definitive tests for the real thing but unnecessary for my use of it. But if you go by looks alone, I can see why they were worried it wouldn't get through customs when they first created it!
I tried cutting it on a miter saw and it cuts easy but you have to go real slow to prevent chipping. I drilled a center hole and it drills easy too. Sort of like hard chalk. The grain goes lengthwise throughout the piece like real ivory (not just on the surface) and will not simply sand off. I just attached the piece to my next cane and I'll be sanding it to size when the epoxy is fully cured. I'll report back on how that went soon. I also spoke with the guys from Treeline about using their inlay material on faux ivory since you have to use generic crazy glue and they said it would work fine. So in the future I might do some ivory with inlay added.