Hakan Pek, you're amazing!


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Parke1
January 22, 2004, 09:16 PM
I picked up my Hakan grips today at the post office. Roughly 2 seconds after I arrived home from work I had the screwdriver out and installed 'em on my Charles Daly 1911.

WOW!

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=746087

That's all I can say; WOW!

I can't believe how beautiful they are! Made from Californian Buckeye Burlwood, these puppies fit my gun like a dream. Hakan made them to my every specification, and he did it quickly. You couldn't ask for a nicer guy to deal with, or a better product.

Whaddya think? :D

THANK YOU HAKAN!!!

-Parke1

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Parke1
January 22, 2004, 09:17 PM
View 2

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=746089

bvmjethead
January 22, 2004, 09:18 PM
Those grips are really nice. :D

Parke1
January 22, 2004, 09:19 PM
View 3 (closeup)

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=746095

Parke1
January 22, 2004, 09:21 PM
View 4 (other side closeup)

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=746102

Art Eatman
January 22, 2004, 09:24 PM
Definitely Sunday-go-to-meetin' quality!

:), Art

thumbtack
January 22, 2004, 09:30 PM
Those are very nice looking grips, they almost look like agates or marble.

Greg L
January 22, 2004, 09:46 PM
Wow, beautiful.

Contact info?

Gewehr98
January 22, 2004, 10:13 PM
I wanted to ship off several nice pieces of Osage Orange, Birdseye Maple, and Burl Walnut, but it looks like your inventory of lumber is already well-stocked with the prettiest of varieties. The California Buckeye Burlwood, as seen on Parke1's gorgeous examples, are they available in a Colt Officer's ACP size? ;)

Brian Dale
January 22, 2004, 10:16 PM
:what:

Where's the astonished-and-drooling-on-the-keyboard smiley?

Wow.

Parke1
January 22, 2004, 11:03 PM
Thanks for all of the great comments (although Hakan gets all of the credit, of course)!

Hakan's email address is hakanpek@online.no

His website, where you can see beautiful specimens of his work, as well as all the types of wood he has available to use is http://www.imageseek.com/hakan

If you have any type of gun that Hakan makes grips for, PLEASE order some from him. This man is a master craftsman and deserves our support.

Thanks again!
-Parke1

45R
January 23, 2004, 02:18 AM
:what: Dude those grips rock.

schadenfreude
January 23, 2004, 02:24 AM
What kind of price are we looking at for something like that?

cool45auto
January 23, 2004, 06:58 AM
Those are sweet!:cool:

who me
January 23, 2004, 07:44 AM
My gosh I can't wait till I get mine. The man is an artist and a nice guy to deal with also.

falconer
January 23, 2004, 09:25 AM
I hate you Parke. I can't let you be the only one in the group with Hakan grips.

DJJ
January 23, 2004, 11:49 AM
Those are very nice looking grips, they almost look like agates or marble.

Actually, they're tiny slices from the surface of Jupiter! :eek:

MoNsTeR
January 23, 2004, 11:52 AM
:what: (I second the motion for a jaw-hitting-the-floor smiley)

Does he just have that wood lying around or did you have to send him some blank material?

Parke1
January 23, 2004, 06:33 PM
Monster, he did indeed have the wood in his workshop. If you visit his website, you can see examples of all the wood that he currently has available.

Thanks again for all of the compliments.

-Parke1

Sven
January 23, 2004, 08:06 PM
http://www.imageseek.com/hakan

schadenfreude
January 23, 2004, 09:04 PM
Nice grips on his site but I didn't see any prices. Anyone have a ballpark?

I don't want to waste his time with an email if the price is waaay over the top.

Hakan
January 24, 2004, 12:44 PM
Great pictures Parke 1...thanks for posting them and for your kind words :)

Also, Thanks everyone for the encouraging words :)

Who me,

Your grips on their way to you now.I tried to e mail you pics of them but they kept bouncing back.

Here is how they look like.


Regards,

Hakan.http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=749607

Carlos
January 24, 2004, 03:32 PM
Amazing looking. A set of those would be look pure "Evil" on my Ballester Molina.

Slimjim
January 24, 2004, 08:17 PM
Haken: Do you make custom one off grips? I was wondering f you could make me a set of inserts for the ruger im about to buy, i know you dont make them for rugers right now, thats why im asking if you could.

John G
January 24, 2004, 08:22 PM
Hakens, eh? Suddenly I have the urge for a full-sized 1911, just to mount some nice grips on. :D

Sven
January 24, 2004, 09:13 PM
Do a search on THR for "Ruger AND Hakan" - you might be surprised what you find.... look for 45R's post.

bigjim
January 24, 2004, 10:19 PM
Silk purse grips on a sows ear gun. Imagine those on a high polish blue colt. My sense of balance is thrashed

Gewehr98
January 24, 2004, 10:25 PM
in an Officer's ACP size, for this little guy, is that a possibility?

http://mauser98.com/caspianbootfighter.jpg

Not to offend Bigjim's sensibilities, but I think they would look wonderful against the parkerizing of my Caspian. :D

Hakan
January 24, 2004, 11:18 PM
Gewehr98,

I think it would be a KILLER match...but I don't have any more of the same type of wood.It was a very limited amount...sorry.

Maybe if you find the wood yourself and send them over,I'll be glad to turn them into a fine set of grips for your Officer's size Caspian.Source of the wood is over there :D

Let me know if you're willing to do such thing :)

Regards,

Hakan.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=750780

Parke1
January 25, 2004, 12:10 AM
In reference to all of the questions about pricing...

Hakan's prices vary by the grip type, features, and wood used.

My grips were made out of his last two pieces of Cali buckeye burlwood, and I originally asked for half of each grip to have stipling on it. He quoted me one price and sent me a picture of the wood to make certain that it met my approval. As soon as I saw the wood I realized that I no longer wanted them to be stipled, so I told him. He lowered the price quote accordingly.

I am not certain that Hakan would wish for me to tell you what he charged me, so I will not. Email him with the details as far as what type of gun you have, and what wood/features you want, and he will give you a price quote.

Email: hakanpek@online.no
website (where you can see wood types and examples of his work): http://www.imageseek.com/hakan

And one more time to you, Mr. Pek, THANK YOU!!!

-Parke1

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