Back to tips. I have in stock the standard type buffalo tips which are one piece leather through to the laminated tips. I was always searching for tips as they seem to be made different to many years ago when the elks were a light blue. Then for years we had dark blue tips that you would search and search until you found one. Im now getting the tips direct from peradon and they have gone back to the old colour and look much more consistant then they have for many years. Due to the issue before i started experimenting with other tips and find that the laminated tips are more consistant when you change the tip the next one plays the same. You do however need to look after the tip with different tools than a standard one and use stainless type files that are made for them. So if your after a super consistent tip and one that which will last much longer with the proper care try a laminted tip.