1911 DEER LEATHER INDEN CARVED CHERRY BLOSSOMS OWL GRIPS by RISE
Grips are pictured with Wicked Grip’s exclusive Gold PVD screws with our Blue Opal gemstones, available separately by following this link: 1911 CUSTOM GRIP SCREWS
Each set is hand crafted, with the art hand carved into the leather by Hiroyuki
Historically, hand crafted Inden leather was used to make Samurai armor due to its lightness, flexibility and strength. This material has a long history of being used by the warrior class of Japan to make and decorate their treasured weapons and armor, going back to 4th Century Japan.
Hand crafted carved leather Sakura (Cherry Blossoms in the blue sky) grips by Hiroyuki. These are the artistic opposites of his sets Sakura in moonlight (Cherry blossoms at night in the moonlight). Its an amazing piece of craftmanship.
Inden laquered deer leather is unique to Japan, and is created in the same families factory since 1582 in the Yamanishi prefecture in central Japan. Today this expensive material is used for high end pieces of leather work and expensive fashion pieces.
This grip is made by stacking the leather, to give a comfortable, hand filling grip. Decorative metal grommets are used for the grip screw holes. These grips are decorative in nature and not intended for extreme duty use. These grips are fine for range shooting and daily handling. But caution is advised as it can be stained by aggressive use of gun oils, chemicals, body sweat. Care must be used, in the same way you would care for any expensive leather product. If you expect to run your gun hard at the range that day, and get it very dirty, we advise removing these grips and using standard duty grips to protect your investment. Do not spray harsh chemicals on your gun while the grips are mounted.
Each set will come packaged in a special box, with a small note from the Artist Hiroyuki