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Thread: 1911 Grips with Girl

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    1911 Grips with Girl

    Hello Everyone:

    I was at the gun show yesterday, I saw a man with a set of real ivory grips that had a girl carved into the grip. They were really nice, but the asking price was too high ($1500 a set), and I doubt it would make a good carry grip. Anyhow, I wanted to know if anyone know where I can get a set of grips for my Kimber SIS Custom that has pictures/inlay/carved girls on it, that I can actually use on a daily basis.

    Any type of material would be fine. I just want something that different, but it has to be for DAILY USAGE, and not something that is intended to be frame mounted. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    These folks are excellent, but the grips they make will be unique and exactly to your specification ($$):
    http://wickedgrips.com/index.php

    It doesn't cost anything to call them and tell them what you want, see what they can do.....

    DD

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    You might also contact Kim Son Vu. He's in Vietnam and makes 1911 grips out of materials like water buffalo horn. I believe he has some ivory-like material and he can possibly reproduce any artwork you provide to him. Prices are reasonable and the workmanship is excellent.

    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.ph...hlight=vietnam

    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.ph...hlight=vietnam
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    Thanks for the info guys.

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    Not endorsing anyone but you might like this guy's work, he's from Tupelo, Mississippi. He has a web site and sells on E-bay. For carry you might like polymer better, your pocketbook will. he does both carving and scrimshaw.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Colt-1911-Carved...#ht_1785wt_960
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    You may want to do an Internet search for "scrimshaw grips"

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    This guy makes some cool grips.

    www.kygrips.com
    Keep your head on a swivel.

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    Thanks everyone. I did a google search on schimshaw and got a lot of hits. But thanks for all the helpful reply. Haven't found exactly what I wanted, but I'll keep looking. If ya know of any additional sites that fits what I'm looking, please post.

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    I second the "Finer Grain" recommendation.

    I've bought two sets from Ryan (Sarge43) so far; the quality's top notch!

    Take care,

    Rick

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