CUSTOM 1911 GRIPS BLACK OPAL w/ OBSIDIAN BRONZE AND CARBON FIBER
I cannot stress enough how rare this set is. We've been working on this idea for over a decade. Finding material that was workable for size, yet not 5 figures in cost was the first hurdle. Obviously Australian black opal from nature in this size and color play would be into the low 6 figures cost wise. We finally brought the pieces together with Miles from Santa Fe who had been doing Opal inlay work for years. This high end synthetic european opal was the answer. Still very rare and expensive, it made the impossible possible!
This set is a fusion of Black sythetic Opal, Black Obsidian with bronze lighting veining, and Carbon fiber matrix.. truly one of a kind and stunning.
From our friends at Sante Fe Stoneworks, masters of gemstone and fossil work in the Knife Industry. From Miles at Santa Fe "Presenting Santa Fe Stoneworks Exotic 1911 Grips- our mission is to offer Heirloom 1911 grips with the same Craftsmanship and Fine finishes we are known for our Knives. Materials used in our grips are of some of the Finest Fossils and Natural Gemstones in the industry."
Fitment: 1911 Fullsize standard frame. Pictured on a Colt 1911 45. Grips are pictured with our exclusive Black PVD grip screws featuring Red Opal gemstones, not included but available if you follow this link:1911 CUSTOM GRIP SCREWS
This set has been fit to Les Baer and Colt frames. The plunger tube fitment and left side safety was fit with these quality guns in mind. While this set will fit any standard 1911, variations in plunger tube, mainspring housing pins slide release and safety levers may require added care when first installing. Do no force grips onto a gun that is not fit for this configuration. If they require extra minor fitting to your exact needs, contact us and let us assist you.
Note on installation. Care must be shown when installing and using exotic gmestone and fossil materials. Grips cannot withstand heavy abuse or rough handling. Grip screws can damage exotic material grips if over torqued. Do not overtighten grip screws. There is no need for this. Grips come with orings installed, simply snug up grip screws. You may use a small dab of blue loctite if you feel its necessary. We will not warranty any damage to grips from over tightening grip screws.