ultimate "bling" grips (sidenote, custom grip makers for 1911?)


August 14, 2006, 11:53 PM
I was looking for magwell cut grips to fit a 1911 and was pretty settled on getting Hakan Pek to whip up a pair of desert ironwoods but I never got a response to him and further searching various boards and the Internet turned up that he has some medical problems so his volume has slowed considerably. All the info I could find is several months old so I am not aware of his current condition. I would comission him and pay in advance if he can accept it but since I haven't established contact, I can't say.

Anyhow, I was looking for other sources and custom makers when I found this on Gunbroker...

$44,000 buy it now.
Diamond and Ruby Jeweled 1911 Grips
Own a piece of history that will increase in value as time goes on. This set of collectible 1911 grips are made from 208grams of 14K gold base panels encrusted with 9.65 carats of diamonds and 52.6 carats of natural rubies.The diamonds Clarity is VS2 and the color rating is D. These grips complement this Classic Nickle 1911 Colt 45acp Pistol Payment in the form of Wire Transfer of Certified Funds, Certified Cashiers Check or Money Order Only! No Trades Will Be Accepted. Serious Inquiries Only!

Interesting that no actual history or story is set behind this piece.
Even more interesting is someone invested the money for something like that to be comissioned.

As a sidenote, are there any 1911 makers that work with highly figured cocobolo or desert ironwood? I've narrowed it down to these two woods if I am to use wood at all. Hakan is the only one I'm aware of that has exactly what I had in mind in terms of wood and texturing shape/size: http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/albums/1911/Cimg5072.jpg

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August 15, 2006, 12:06 AM
This was only one I found with the pattern you wanted.

http://www.esmeralda.cc/magwell_2.htm It's towards the bottom. Rest of the Cocobolo and Desert Ironwood grips are either smooth or diamond checkered.

August 15, 2006, 04:26 AM
Diamond and Ruby Jeweled 1911 Grips

those grips are dope yo!

can you get those for a glock fotay?

they would match my teeth.... that sh*t would be PHAT

sorry, ridiculous crap like that just screams "Gansta rapper with too much money...."

August 15, 2006, 02:15 PM
those grips are dope yo!

Who you callin' dope ESSE?


August 15, 2006, 02:34 PM
Ach! Mein peepers!

Seismic Sam
August 15, 2006, 05:34 PM
My reply was a slight variant of the one above, and was that anybody who would own such a gun would most likely be an "urban frontier trapper" engaged in the capture and sales of beaver pelts to the indigenous natives. :rolleyes:

.45 Cal
August 15, 2006, 06:51 PM
That is perhaps the strangest thing I've ever seen. :rolleyes:

Deer Hunter
August 15, 2006, 07:11 PM
Do they make them for the CZ 75B?!?!?! :D

August 15, 2006, 07:38 PM
Damn!!! That's an exact copy of my grips!:D

August 15, 2006, 07:43 PM
Here is a link for some cocos

August 15, 2006, 07:52 PM
Esmeralda's grips are extraordinary! I would like to buy the Cocobolo. It is 2 times stronger than most hardwoods. :what: See link below:


Ajax's Custom Grips are extradinarily trashy. See the post that I did in Rate Private & Retail Transactions. You'll see. :barf:


confed sailor
August 15, 2006, 09:38 PM
I think patton is rolling in his grave,

if pearl is for a N.O. pimp, who the heck are those for?

August 15, 2006, 11:47 PM

August 16, 2006, 12:52 AM
wicked grips are wicked awsome after flipping through their gallery (and solid damascus grips) but they had some custom ones on sale for over $300 :what: Damascus isn't cheap either! They seem to specialize in custom buttons/inlays and paintwork. I don't have enough imagination to cobble up a "cool" inlay or $300+ to spend on that so it's out of the question for my purposes.

Anyhow I saw Esmeralda offered the wood, checkering type, and checking patterns I liked...but in all different combos that didn't quite fit me. I sent an email seeing if I can comission something with the combo I was after though :)

...though those wood grips if comissioned feels almost -too nice- to use. I might have to get a pair of "beater" Simonich gunners or VZ's too on the side :D variety is key I suppose.

August 16, 2006, 02:24 AM
Esmerelda is a hottie and she loves wood....:p:D:rolleyes: (I was a woodworker for many years, pun intended, but as a former woodworker, I admire her craftsmanship and dedication to her art.) As a man, wow, if more gun stores had girls like that at the counters, that shop would sell more guns.

That jewel gun has more chrome on it than all three of my family vehicles...combined.


August 16, 2006, 04:36 AM
Here are mine from Esmeralda

Gaboon Ebony

http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/8/22704494935.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3211110)
http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/8/22704502979.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3211111)

August 16, 2006, 02:52 PM
Check out www.gungrips.net . They sell a large asortment of grips and will engrave just about anything you might want, on them.

August 16, 2006, 08:53 PM
When I first bought my Firestorm 1911 Government Model knock-off, I was very disappointed in the fact that they do not accept regular 1911 grips (and I really liked the punisher grips from Wicked grips, I would have even justified spending as much on the grips as I did on the gun).

Finally, my desperation led me to actually carve my own grips out of some exotic wood tray I had setting on my nightstand. (Looked a lot like Thuya). I whittled and carved for hours, trying to get notches for all the nooks and crannies my 1911 semi-clone had. Finally, I sanded the finished product to perfection.

Next came the bling. I used a router dremel attatchment and routed out a cross-shaped notch in the grips. Then, I literally gorilla-glued two solid .925 mexican silver crosses into the grips. Very bling.

When I was finally finished with the uber-bling grips for my POS 1911 clone, I screwed them on. Unfortunately, I screwed way too hard (first time I've ever been accused of that :neener: ) and cracked both grips in half. Never even got to have them both one my pistol at one time, much less take a picture. I wish I had before I attempted my first and last effort at custom gripmaking. (In addition to ruining a $50 wood tray and two $35 silver crosses.)

Seismic Sam
August 17, 2006, 07:01 PM
And them wooden thingies you put on the guns aren't too bad, either!! :rolleyes:

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