Galalith (Casein)

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Galalith Material:

The short of it: Galalith is an old style of plastic that resembles the tone of real tortoiseshell. It is an extremely sought after material for the discerning player. 

The scientific stuff: Galalith is a trade-name for a plastic material, a substitute for horn or celluloid, made by heating the casein of skim-milk, to which various coloring-materials are added, with acetate of lead or other metallic salts, and hardening by a solution of formaldehyde. Out of this material combs, handles for knives and forks, chessmen, buttons, and many other articles have been made.

Shapes & Sizes

Choose from 6 different models (Beehive, Bumblebee, Honey Bee, Honey Jar, Hornet & Smoker). These shapes are mostly modeled after classic pick designs and have been proven to be some of the most popular picks for years and even decades. 

Small: similar in height to a Dunlop Jazz iii

Medium: similar in height to a Dunlop Flow/Jazz XL

Large:  just a touch larger than the Classic 351 shape

Please visit our Shapes and Sizes link for a detailed list for each pick. 


    These grips are made from Cherry wood and provide an incredibly nice grip and aesthetic to the picks. The wood grips have been treated with Tung Oil. 

    Hive Grip
    hive grip
    Multi-hole Grip
    multihole grip
    Badge Logo (Gold Paint)


    Below is an image showing what the right and left handed bevels look like. 

    Left-hand Bevels

    lh bevel

    Right-hand Bevels

    rh bevel



    Each pick from our thin .56mm to the thickest 9mm+ is beveled by hand. It is a tedious process that takes time and skill, but it's what sets our picks apart from the mass produced picks. 


    Galalith (Erinoid in the United Kingdom) is a synthetic plastic material manufactured by the interaction of casein and formaldehyde. The commercial name is derived from the Ancient Greekwords γάλα (gala, "milk") and λῐ́θος (lithos, "stone"). It is odourless, insoluble in water, biodegradable, non-allergenic, antistatic and virtually nonflammable. It was produced under other names such as aladdinite (in the US), Casolith (in the Netherlands) and lactoloid (in Japan). (wikipedia)