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How do you feel about grips made of buffalo bone and carving?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by kimsonvu, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. kimsonvu

    kimsonvu Member

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    I have a plan to made an grips from buffalo bone and carving by hand, but i want to know what the people in USA feel about them?:confused:

    This is my buffalo bone


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    So, after 2 days...i have 4 pair unfinished pistol grips from buffalo bone yellow,white ,black horn and white horn.

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    I think i need some people to help me to test them when finished... .:D
     
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  2. kimsonvu

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    Another image when i do :D, they don't finish.

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    Also, i miss a marble horn and will capture image again :D
     
  3. psyopspec

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    I think you could corner a small niche market with a product like that. Here in North Dakota, buffalo are a symbol of days long gone, pioneers, indians, western expansion, and expansive praries. They were an animal that sustained life for indians and earlier pioneers, who were able to use almost every part of the carcass.

    If you had a table at a gun show, you'd likely make a few bucks, at least around here. Have you conducted any tests for durability or to see how they hold up?

    Edited to add: Your location didn't appear while I was posting, but now that I see it I'm pretty sure we're talking about a different animal. However, if you're selling buffalo bone grips I don't think the American customer would be likely to ask too many questions.
     
  4. Car Knocker

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    Tough to make a profit, what with the airfare and all.
     
  5. CWL

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    I think that we would call these "Water Buffalo" bones in the USA. The horns are commonly used in Asia for weapon mountings from small knife handles to Japanes sword fittings.

    I know that the horns are very durable but I don't know how strong the bones are. You may need to stabilize the horns in some sort of liquid plastic to fill-in and seal the pores so it doesn't become brittle over time.
     
  6. Mandirigma

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    Looks nice, I'm looking forward to see what "marble horn" looks like
     
  7. NailGun

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    Very Nice! I would be interested.
     
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    I'd be interested in a set!
     
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    I have bufflo horn on my PPK/S and a couple of knives I would like a set for a 1911 Colt cut for ambi safety.
     
  10. Wolfsong

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    Gee, I don't know...send me a set that fit a Kimber Pro Carry II .45, and I'll let ya know how they hold up! :D Need my address?

    Peace and God bless, Wolfsong.
     
  11. kimsonvu

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    This is my marble horn,just finished in today :D

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    Have 3 kind of marble horn.
     
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    Thanks for your comment,with this material it very cheaper,nice,and can have 1000-2000 pair/months or more :D

    So i have another idea:mixed, carve ,embossed,inlaid with mother of pearl to horn,inlaid bone to black horn etc.

    Will update more picture :D

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    Next day, i will drill grips with that .It will exact every detail.
     
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    Watter buffalo bone very durable and stable.it same as ivory not different :D , but it very hard to product grips than ivory !That why you don't see grips made from bone in market! ;)

    Also,ivory just have 1 color and 1 kind vein but buffalo bone have many kind :D.Important: Bone cheaper than ivory and can produce many many and easy to import to US or EU as full product .
     
  14. kimsonvu

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    I would like to produce that pistol, but i don't have drawing of that :D

    Can you send it to me?
     
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    Today i was finished .All of them polished by hand and 3 time.
    -1 and 2 by emery-paper (400 and 800 emery-paper)
    -3 by this:

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    Colt 1911A1 made of water buffalo black horn (Don't have vein or little)

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    Colt 1911A1 Made of water buffalo black horn (Have much vein)

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    Colt 1911A1 made of watter buffalo marble horn (Model 01)

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    Colt 1911A1 made of watter buffalo marble horn (Model 02)

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    Colt 1911A1 made of watter buffalo bone (Have vein)

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    Colt 1911A1 made of watter buffalo bone (don't have vein or little)

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    Colt 1911A1 made of watter buffalo white horn (This material very uncommon)

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    I was missed an picture of another model marble watter buffalo horn :mad: , will update late ....

    Thanks for your comment.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  17. kimsonvu

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    Thanks you :D

    This is another image of marble horn (Model 03)

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  18. kimsonvu

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    I think i will do another model in some day,next model i will:

    mixed, carve ,embossed,inlaid with mother of pearl to horn,inlaid bone to black horn etc.
     
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    Very cool stuff. I like the black with vein/marbling and the white horn in particular.:cool:
     
  20. CWL

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    Kimsonvu,
    Tell us when and how you plan on marketing your grips.

    I think that there are people here willing to send in a trial order and give a product review.
     
  21. kimsonvu

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    This is my new style....will update soon :D.I think in 1 days i can create 10 style of grips hix hix ...to much to produce :D

    KIMSON

    To CWL: At this time, i'm looking for some business man or partnership ... to do business with me.

    I can not do that in alone :D
     
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    I think there is certainly a market for the buffalo bone grips. Cosmetically they look very good. If there is a way to stablize them - perhaps resin soaking under great pressure - they might be more durable.

    I would like to see precisely made buffalo horn grips for Browning High Powers. I ordered a set from Eagle Grips mail order to europe back in the late 80s; they fit so badly I sent them back. Never heard back from Eagle Grips so I did not know whether they got lost in the mail or otherwise.

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  24. kimsonvu

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    Buffalo horn grips is badly :confused: or you can't fit it to gun?
     
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    Grips

    Have you made any revolver Grips ? If so what about a Vaquaro Birds Head
    in the Maerble with a matching set for a conventional Vaquero Grip.
    I would be interested in purchasing.

    I have Camel Bone or Buffalo on 4 of my 1911s and love the grips. I currently
    have Buffalo on the 2 Stainless Vaquros I usually shooot in SASS Shoots but I think your
    Marble Grips would look great on the Stainless.

    Let us know what your going to do and give us some Pricing.
     
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