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Custom wooden 1911 grips?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Willard, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    Hi guys,

    I have a large block of Osage Orange wood. I am interested in trading it to someone who can make 1911 grips from it. Who is interested? Or, what grip makers could you recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  3. glockin-45

    glockin-45

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    +1, I don't know how rare or desireable osage orange wood is? so you'll just have to call around and see what they say. You don't say if you want your grips made out of this wood, or use it to barter for some? Small batches don't really cost that much, it's the art of making something out of it. I sent a custom knife to a guy and he made me custom desert iron wood burl handle for it. Cost was a hundred dollars ( his wood ). For the price of custom grips, i don't think you can expect to much of a deal. Good luck! sorry- you did say lg block. Let us know what happens.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  4. XDfense

    XDfense

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    I will personally vouch for Hakan. He's over in Europe, but he is responsive, communicates well, and makes beautiful grips. My brother just had a set made for his Valor and they are insanely beautiful. Hakan usually has his clients send them the wood they want which surprised me and my brother. You'd be good to go with him, but expect to wait. It took five months to get his and the price was $120 total.

    http://imageseek.com/hakan/