We have some talented people here: Vu Kim Son


Oleg Volk
August 25, 2007, 05:46 PM

The grips fit perfectly. For strength, screw holes are lined with bronze bushings. Top-notch work, especially amazing when you consider that no pistols were available to check the fit and the work was done from blueprints and samples.

Other 1911 grips (http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/pistol-grips-craft-1911a1-full-size-gov-grips-c-101_102.html)

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August 25, 2007, 06:53 PM
.........a set of grips for my Sig 232 using the Hogues I've provided as a template. Mailed them off a month ago, so I hope he received them. Can't wait for the results. I've been eyeing up his Blackhawk grips for my Ruger Old Army, those will find a home soon! The man does beautiful work. My Sig is going to be the U.S. test run so I'll be posting results. Should be a good combo, smooth so it won't hang up on cloth but finger grips for accuracy control. The Hogue rubber would drag across cloth some, but I wouldn't give them up because my accuracy was so much better with the molded finger grips.
Actually I'm looking at his chess sets as well. Have to contact him to see if he's willing to make them a little larger and without the board. My grandfather made me a beautiful chess table years ago and I need a craftsman's touch to the pieces to match the table.

Have a Wonderful Weekend everyone!

Kevin in Pa

August 26, 2007, 07:02 AM
wow....that looks really great.

August 26, 2007, 07:23 AM
I reviewd Mr. Vu Kim Son's grips also.

The 1911 Grips of Mr. Vu Kim Son (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/05/1911-grips-of-mr-vu-kim-son.html)

Vu Kim Son's "Dust of Life" 1911 Grips (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/06/vu-kim-sons-dust-of-life-1911-grips.html)

I think my reviews pretty much say what I think.

For those not inclined to read a review, click the pictures in my blog articles. Enlarge them. They speak for themselves.

August 26, 2007, 09:13 AM
OOohhhhh......a pair of nice wood, or even buffalo horn finger grips for my P232 WOULD be nice....how much is he charging to do this?

August 26, 2007, 11:11 AM
.......in that I approached him about them before he offered them for sale. Since I'm going to be his "test" run, the only thing it's costing me are the Hogues I sent him. But I am going to buy a set of his Blackhawk grips for my ROA. Check out his site at the links Xavier provided. He's very reasonable.

Hope your weekend is going well!

Kevin in Pa

The Lone Haranguer
August 26, 2007, 01:42 PM
What is that material?

August 26, 2007, 03:18 PM
Water buffalo - We use this animal when we plough !Common animal in many country but their bone and horn same as ivory and rhino horn and is NATURAL NOT POLYMER.
This is some information about value of our product in some shop:


To Kevin: I received your grips....i don't know your email!

August 27, 2007, 03:41 AM
kimsonvu: I would like to say that your chess sets look amazing. I will definately be ordering one for Christmas.

August 27, 2007, 04:36 AM
Delighted to see our founder recognize Kimsonvu's talents.

I sang his praises a while back here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=3608939&postcount=1106)in new member intros.

August 27, 2007, 06:10 AM
To Tecumseh: Thanks for your comment about our chess.That chess is made of horn and bone only.

To Nematocyst: i see your while back ! If i need any help,i will tell you ! Of course we are always fair play when you help me anything. If i sell some of eyeglass frame in next years, i will visit USA :D

Thank you for mod and admin in this forums don't baned me at the first time when i post.Why?Because i was tried in many forums.At the first time i try to produce,i know clearly my pistol grips may be have problem and that why i post in forums .
Some people in this forums send me pattern and it help me very much !Only this forums member send me pattern.May be i am a lucky man :D


Sory all for my bad English.

August 27, 2007, 06:31 AM
Sory all for my bad English.No need for apology here.

I'm scot/irish/english,
and mostly ignore the (bad) english.

(There's some 11th century history in that quip
that our Asian friends may not immediately grasp ... )



August 27, 2007, 08:59 AM
Kimson is currently making a set of grips for my Sig 232 using the Hogues I've provided as a template.


Please post some photos when you get your grips for your 232 in. I've got a set of Nill grips on mine right now, but I'm always looking for exotic alternatives.

Thanks a bunch.

August 27, 2007, 12:05 PM
Those dust of life grips are impressive. A set of those might be in my future for the PT1911...

August 27, 2007, 02:33 PM
I'm scotch/irish/english

Scotch is a whisky, mind. Now, get yer arse over here, laddie, and I'll pour ye a dram - we Celts hev tae stick 'agither t'een the Sassenachs, aye? Up yer kilt and doon the hatch :D

Kimsonvu - beautiful work, sir!

August 27, 2007, 03:45 PM

Fair enough. Corrected my original.

I know better, but old habits die hard ...

August 27, 2007, 03:50 PM
Those look very nice!

August 27, 2007, 04:55 PM
Oleg, Xavier or Mr. Kimson,

Do I need to do anything special when I order since I have the ambi-safety on the PT1911?

August 28, 2007, 10:17 AM

The polished bone looks great. I have a stainless Sig 1911 that they would look great on. I would like to know if you engrave them also.

August 28, 2007, 01:39 PM

Few things are as impressive as traditional craftsmanship. I'm all over one of those chess sets.

August 28, 2007, 02:35 PM
To kiwibird1: Yes ,of course ! I will show soon...with mother of pearl really grips engrave and scrimshaw !Not only engrave !I will have scrimshaw and produce custom scrimshaw!

TimboKhan: If your ambi safety have 2 detail like this:
This is polymer grips from USA - not me!
We can produce if not have any special!

Noxx: Thanks for your comment about chess.That is take a lot time to produce because it use buffalo bone.We must combine many piece bone to 1 chess set !Not easy like ivory or wood.We think after have some order and testimonial - prices may be need change :D




P/s: My company can produce with some special order request +/-0.13 mm


I receive 3000 pcs from EU customer.

Ghost Tracker
August 28, 2007, 02:56 PM
I'm both part Scots and part Scotch, but the Scotch part had nothing to do with my ancestors. I put it in there myself! In' whan yau'rrrre takin' 'bout Scotch Whiskey...thar's an "e" in thar.

And nice grips there Oleg. Beautiful craftsmanship Son.

August 28, 2007, 03:06 PM
kimsonvu - your grips look excellent. Do you make wood grips?

August 28, 2007, 04:07 PM
I'm both part Scots and part Scotch, but the Scotch part had nothing to do with my ancestors. I put it in there myself! In' whan yau'rrrre takin' 'bout Scotch Whiskey...thar's an "e" in thar.
My dear fellow, I hate to go off-topic on the good kimsonvu's thread and have to correct a fellow countryman, but there is never an "e" in Scotch whisky - Irish and American, yes - but Scotch, never ;)

A mnemonic used to remember which spelling is used is that "Ireland" and "United States" have at least one "e" in their names, while "Scotland", "Canada" and "Japan" do not. Welsh whisky is an exception to this rule.

Ghost Tracker
August 28, 2007, 05:18 PM
I am indebted to you for both the correction & the mnemonic. I'llll neer' be makin' tha' wee mistake agan'.

Welsh Whisky huh? As a small-batch Kentucky Bourbon enthusiast, I'll have to try a bit. Thanks again!

August 30, 2007, 05:28 AM

Some one wrote
Scotch, Scot & Irish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braveheart).


Stephen: Stephen is my name.
I'm the most wanted man on my island.
Except I'm not on my island, of course. More's the pity.

Hamish: Your island? You mean Ireland?

Stephen: Yeah. It's MINE.

Hamish: You're a madman.

Stephen: <Laughs> I've come to the right place, then.

December 29, 2007, 03:14 PM
Mine (etched dragon on black buffalo horn) are on their way from Kimson. I'll show them off when I get them.

Vitamin G
December 29, 2007, 05:53 PM
If business ever gets slow (which is doubtful, based on the quality of your work), i'll be happy to send you a pair of stock H&K P7 grips. They have a cult following, and i'm sure would sell quickly.

CSA 357
December 30, 2007, 05:17 AM
KIMSON, have you done any grips for a colt single action army? i realy like the bone grips you do some real nice work, i wish i had your talent! csa:)

December 30, 2007, 01:44 PM
How about horn, ivory or bone inserts for the Ruger SP101 or GP100 rubber grips?
And if so, can you source grips for fitting or would you require them to be sent?

December 30, 2007, 03:05 PM
My next purchase is likely to be a Ruger Blackhawk to pair with my recently acquired Vaquero, and I suspect I will be getting a pair of these grips for it. When I order, I will probably get some others things, too. As a mug and brush shaver, I think the brush and bowl set would be very nice. :)

December 30, 2007, 03:37 PM
I just ordered a pair of grips for my PT1911, I'll post pics when they get here.

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