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Old 03-18-2015, 09:17 AM
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Buckeye Burl on a Custom Caspian with Damascus Slide, Hammer and Trigger



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Old 03-31-2015, 05:10 AM
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Crosscut Mammoth Tooth on Wilson tactical Supergrade






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Mother of Pearl on a Left hand Cabot Jones. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to find true mother of pearl in large enough pieces to make 1911 grips. I have had several requests for mother of pearl grips, but I have not been able to source the material.





Officer Size Red Morrel on a Chambers Custom. Red morrel is a eucalyptus variety from Australia.



Paela Burl on an Ed Brown Special Forces. Paela burl comes from Central America.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:06 AM
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nowhere near the quality of pictures that Birdy cranks out, but these are my favorite set of challis grips so far...

Cambodian rosewood burl if i recall correctly



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Old 04-07-2015, 03:39 AM
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All I can say is, sa-weet!!
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Red Morrel on Officer Size Guncrafter Industries





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Old 04-16-2015, 12:10 PM
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Red Morrel on a Wilson Professional


Red Morrel on a Wilson X-Tac with matching Rapid Response XL knife

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Spalted Oak on a Wilson Combat Classic Supergrade

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Mammoth tooth (crosscut) on a Wilson Combat Classic Supergrade

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Mammoth tooth (flat cut) on an Ed Brown Classic Custom

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Coral on a Chambers Custom with matching Wilson knife
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:54 AM
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Thanks for posting jaydoc. Nice photo. May I have your permission to use it?
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Mammoth Ivory on a Hackathorn Special
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Do with the pic whatever you wish Sculptor
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Thanks for posting jaydoc. Nice photo. May I have your permission to use it?
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This closeup shot by one of our customers ("Birdy" here on the forum) shows the extraordinary beauty that can be found in a 10,000 year old mammoth tooth. It's also close enough to reveal some of the finer details to which we pay attention in our ongoing pursuit of excellence. The final shaping and polishing of all our grips is done wearing a magnifying headset.
  • Micro chamfer at grip screw counterbore
  • Precise fit at plunger tube
  • Tasteful relief for thumb safety lever
  • Consistent height and flawless finish at the edges
  • Cracks filled to the microscopic level by our proprietary extreme pressure stabilization process
  • Micro radius at the front and back corners to keep them looking crisp, without feeling sharp
  • Larger radius at the top where the fingers need to freely slide over the contours
  • Strong, but unimposing composite underlay...usually going unnoticed unless pointed out

Trifles make perfection...and perfection is no trifle
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This closeup shot by one of our customers ("Birdy" here on the forum) shows the extraordinary beauty that can be found in a 10,000 year old mammoth tooth. It's also close enough to reveal some of the finer details to which we pay attention in our ongoing pursuit of excellence. The final shaping and polishing of all our grips is done wearing a magnifying headset.
  • Micro chamfer at grip screw counterbore
  • Precise fit at plunger tube
  • Tasteful relief for thumb safety lever
  • Consistent height and flawless finish at the edges
  • Cracks filled to the microscopic level by our proprietary extreme pressure stabilization process
  • Micro radius at the front and back corners to keep them looking crisp, without feeling sharp
  • Larger radius at the top where the fingers need to freely slide over the contours
  • Strong, but unimposing composite underlay...usually going unnoticed unless pointed out

Trifles make perfection...and perfection is no trifle
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Outstanding! Need to start a grip fund...
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Some closeups

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Thanks Birdy. I love the closeup shots and nobody else does them as well. Your fine guns and excellent photography always make our work look good.
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Birdy, unimaginable imagery!
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Gentlemen, beautiful 1911s in this post. And beautiful grips. Birdy, your collection has to be one of the finest high-end 1911 collections in the world. They're all stunning!
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Those Close Up pics are epic Birdy!

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I had a customer who built custom 1911s for his identical twin sisters. The guns were identical, but he wanted grips made in the colors with which the girls were imprinted from birth, vibrant pink and purple. Here are photos he sent me of the finished guns. The material is what we call feather coral.











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