Custom designed knives

Dan Chinnock Knives
380 River Ridge Dr.
Union, MO 63084

(314) 276-6936

Member of the Knifemakers' Guild

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only

1911 Ivory Grips for: Colt, Kimbers, Springfields, Cabot, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Night Hawk, Wilson, Republic Arms, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones

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Business hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm shop time
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm office hours

Welcome my newest partner Republic Forge.  Click here to arrive at their home page and see some of my grips on their pistols.  About 10 sets  head directly there every month.  Master Pistol Smith Jeff Meister and I have a close business relationship and he and his support staff do a great job matching his pistols up with my ivory.  

If you would like to learn a little more about me and my partnership with Cabot guns, click here to be transported to my bio on their web site:  Cabotguns.com

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5 New grips listed today November 19th 2014 at 2:00pm.  GG758, GG760, GG761, GG762, GG763

Demand for Mammoth ivory continues to climb and that has resulted in my costs for raw Mammoth to increase by 40%.  So it is simple math that the price of grips will have to increase accordingly. I will try and hold down prices as much as possible, but quality Mammoth ivory worldwide is running out and when it is gone it is gone forever. If I haven't responded to your voicemails or emails it is not for lack of trying. I get quite a few and I need to keep most hours for the shop. Thanks for your patience,  Dan

Please use the "Buy If Now" button or the "Contact Us" as the top of the page to identify the grips you wish to purchase, or specify an alternate grip number in case your 1st choice is not available.  Emails will be checked to see who was 1st in requesting a specific set of grips.  Thank You, Dan

I show this history on new(available) grip listings to help respond to a frequent question I receive:  "Why don't you ever have any new grips available?"  Or "do you ever post any new grips? I'd like to buy a pair"  History of grip listings for 2014:  Jan: 6 sets (+22 at SHOT show) Feb: 9 sets, March: 10 sets, April: 14, May 14 sets, June 6 sets, July 17 sets, August 22 sets. September 7 sets, October 5 sets, 30 sets to RF, 6 sets to Cabot guns. November 6 sets & counting. *******************************************************

Partially finished ivory along side raw ivory

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

COMMENTS: This is an example of what my raw ivory looks like.  On the right side is the raw ivory.  All of my ivory starts out looking this way.  There could be colors of:  blue, green, brown, gold, or black.  The surface patterns can be: heavy crackle lines, no crackle, or crackle that has almost any color. 

I just do not know what I have until I start working the ivory down to the shape of the grip.  This piece of ivory produced GG758 and GG759, and GG671.  Since I sell everything I make, and rarely carry any inventory, I never really know what I am going to have until I have the grips 90% finished.  The picture above is a good example of why I cannot take grip orders.  I wish it was different, but the surface of raw ivory rarely looks anything like the finished product.

PRICE: N/A

 

GG762 - Ancient and mint looking Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg762

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.  Traditional Mainspring Housing Pin notch and bevel on the heals

COMMENTS: These nicely book matched grips have that ancient look one only sees in Mammoth ivory and the highly polished finish gives them that mint condition appearance at the same time. Browns and black crackle lines run just along the surface and so these will be an extremely durable set likely to out live the pistol they will soon call home.  Should work well to change the look of any 1911 pistol and give your pistol a great feel in your hand that only comes from real ivory. Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are very smooth and highly polished.  Giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: SOLD

Thanks again Dale!

GG763 - Flawless Checkered Elephant Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg763

IVORY: U.S.

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: None.  Strong side safety only.

COMMENTS: You have been requesting these for years and now I can finally offer them to my high self-imposed standards.  Flawless in every way, these are checkered in a diamond pattern that offers great eye appeal and strong confident feel in the hands when shooting.  Click on the picture to see a larger view and how they take my Ed Brown to the next level in classic look and sophistication.  Each and every "checker" is a perfect diamond.  Just another sexy way to dress out your safe Queen or your every day carry.

If you want to maintain that high gloss on the bushing diamonds yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: $395 on hold for Monte H.

 

GG758 - Heavy Bark Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg758

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: These are a great example of  Mammoth ivory.  The brown crackle on top of white ivory gives them an ancient look of old tree bark (hence the phrase "Mammoth Bark".)  However, they are totally smooth, have a high gloss, and feel like warm butter in your hands.  This effect and appearance is why Mammoth ivory is so sought after.  Nothing else comes close.  These will be a very durable set of grips and so don't be shy putting them on your every day carry or every trip at the shooting range.  I did a carry melt on all the edges to give them an extra soft feel in the hands.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  These types of grips are starting to become rare since very little ivory has been making it out of Russia for almost 2 years and thus will hold their value extremely well (likely increase in a few more years.) 

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE:  sold

  

GG761 - Officers/Compact Patina & Gold Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripsgg761

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.


MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, Thumb groove, bevel and notch for MSH pin.

COMMENTS:  Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.   A nice golden set that looks and feels warm in the hand, these have just a touch of bark lines and yet are totally smooth and highly polished.  Will be a highly durable set making them great for an every day carry pistol.  They may just last longer than your pistol.   Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE:  sold

Thanks Garry!

GG760 - Officers/Compact Chocolate & Black Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripsgg760

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note:

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Remember, these are for a Compact 1911.  Nice chocolate and black ivory, these are an unusual color for Mammoth.  Came from the coal mines of Siberia.  For a different view, click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber Ultra.  These were tested to make sure that they have a soft feel in the hand with no sharp edges.  Just that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  Excellent candidate for an  every day carry compact 1911 pistol.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE:  $365 available!


GG755 - Columbian Bronze & Blue Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg755

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Columbian Mammoth: Waco Texas U.S.

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Yes, you read the heading correctly.  This ivory tusk was found just outside Waco Texas and just may be the only Columbian Mammoth ivory found in America that was not petrified.  If you would like to learn more about the Columbian Mammoth, just Google: Columbian Mammoth Waco Texas.  On the initial find a museum was created where a nursery was found, but this tusk was found just outside that museums boundary and thereby available to purchase. 

These are in the most natural and pristine condition when the Mammoth expired.  Nice bronze and blue combination, these are highly book matched by cutting the ivory on the end grain rather than length wise on the tusk.  That is why the ivory pattern appears to be formed like rings on a tree. It creates a very dramatic effect rarely seen in any type of ivory. They are inlayed into black G10 material that creates nice picture framing and will make them "pop" off of any black, blue, or two tone pistol.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Totally smooth with a high gloss gives them that crisp clean look of color clarity.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Monte!

GG754 - Blue Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg754

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: If "blues" don't do it for you, skip these grips. Classic example of Alaskan ivory, these are a deep ocean blue very similar to a pistol that has been given to Turnbull for bluing. Shades also match up to denim blue jeans (so you don't have to get all dressed up to head for the shooting range.  Just put on your favorite pair of blue jeans and you will be color coordinated!

One of my favorite types of blue, these seem to change color under different light and when they are viewed from different angles. These are slightly thinner between the bushings and so they will work well under a small hand, but they will still feel great on any size hand.  I am 6 foot 6 inches, have a large hand, and they feel very full and secure in my hand.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my stainless and black pistols

Check my new menu item "Ivory File". For $3 dollars, this file will keep that gloss and mint condition look on these grips. I even have a video demo on how to use it. So please check it out and tell me what you think. If you already own some ivory grips, this file will increase the value of that investment. A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

PRICE: Sold

Thanks Dale !

GG753 - Blue and Clay Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg753

Ivory/Tooth: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: These pictures had to be taken at an odd angle to avoid the strong light reflections and so please click on the picture to see how they look on my pistols. Tons of stack blues in the enamel make these a great match for any color of pistol. Coming together of ancient and modern, this striking example of "mint" Mammoth tooth has been inlayed into a tactical G10 frame/bezel making them both durable and striking eye candy.  Wooly Mammoths had larger molars to help digest about 200 pounds of vegetation each day. The dark areas were softer and the light areas were harder. This created an uneven surface as they wore down and much like a cheese grater they made the molars more efficient. They fell out and were replaced with new teeth about every three years. Mammoth tooth grips have been made before, but I avoided them due to their hard brittle tendencies. This has now been resolved by inlaying the Mammoth tooth into G10 black grips. They are now light weight, durable, and beautiful. Even more, these grips will over a few years begin to wear to your unique hand print. It will take a while, but it is cool to think about how your grips will form to your unique hand shape.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!) Fine for every day carry or out at the range, these meet/exceed all specifications set by 1911 pistol manufactures.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Jonathan!

GG746 - Book Matched End Grain Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg746

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Columbian Mammoth: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Way cool set of ancient patina and black ivory, these are highly book matched by cutting the ivory on the end grain rather than length wise on the tusk.  That is why the ivory pattern appears to be formed like rings on a tree. It creates a very dramatic effect rarely seen in any type of ivory. They are inlayed into tactical G10 material to make them both durable and eye popping off any black or blued pistol.  Click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Tom C.

GG743 - Blue Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg743

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Heavy blues scattered across the patina ivory gives these a dramatic and ancient look.  These are a nice clean and durable set that will upgrade the look of any 1911 and certainly add value since "blue" of this type is so rare. These have the square corner often desired by magwell owners, but they will fit any full size frame and I can put the traditional mainspring housing bolt notch in if desired. These took a very high polish that will surely grab attention out on the range or in your holster. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

Check my new menu item "Ivory File". For $3 dollars, this file will keep that gloss and mint condition look on these grips. I even have a video demo on how to use it. So please check it out and tell me what you think. If you already own some ivory grips, this file will increase the value of that investment. A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Aaron,  One of my favorite sets!

GG738 - Dramatic Blue Brain Coral  - 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg738

200 year old Coral off of ocean floor.

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Cabot, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Uselton, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  I am always in search of new opportunities to offer dramatic and rare 1911 grips and here is a new first for me.  It is often called brain coral (scientific name is hard to pronounce) do to the round shape and growth pattern and it takes over 200 years for a fully mature "brain" to grow on the ocean floor.  Harvesting has come to an almost complete stop, but museum quality specimens are there in private collections.  I hope to offer more like these in the future.

Up close, the viewer can see tiny "flowers" grown together to create this unique pattern.  Grips will be very durable out at the range.  If you click on the picture you will see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Mike !!

GG742 Touches of baby blue bark on white Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg742ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Nice white ivory with touches of blue bark accents, give these an ancient look and mint condition new look, all at the same time.  These are also going to be a extremely durable set where I even polished the back sides (why?  because that side looks cool also).  Great contrast will have them just "popping" off any dark pistol.  And while they are totally smooth, their high gloss gives them an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. And with that warm buttery feel there will be no reason to ever take them off your pistol.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Buck in Austin TX!

GG740 - Blue Ocean Storm Burl Wood Maple 1911 gripsgg740

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Wood:  Dan's Homestead

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.  Traditional Mainspring Housing Pin notch and bevel on the heals

COMMENTS: As some of you know, I have recently started to build a few grips from extraordinary wood.  The rippled burl in these gave me the opportunity to create a dramatic "flow" of ocean storm waves starting at the top and flowing out through the mainspring housing pin area.  Stablized a deep blue adds to the effect.  A one-of-a-kind, they are signed and marked "1 of 1".  I will include the polishing file I used so that they can be kept in the condition you see in the pictures.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber Stainless II.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Buck in Austin TX!

GG741 - Multi-Color Wooly Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg741

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Mammoth: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Cougar Custom, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Deep color set of browns, reds, sun orange and white enamel give these a very rich tone that will warm up any color pistol.  On black, they take on a tactical appearance that gives the pistol a whole new look.  Almost has a 3-dimensional look when viewed up close, you can spend hours finding new colors and tooth composition patterns.  Click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces & by themselves in large display.

Wooly Mammoths had larger molars to help digest about 200 pounds of vegetation each day. The dark areas were softer and the light areas were harder. This created an uneven surface as they wore down and much like a cheese grater they made the molars more efficient. They fell out and were replaced with new teeth about every three years. Mammoth tooth grips have been made before, but I avoided them due to their hard brittle tendencies. This has now been resolved by inlaying the Mammoth tooth into black G10 material. They are now light weight, durable, and beautiful. Even more, these grips will over a few years begin to wear to your unique hand print. It will take a while, but it is cool to think about how your grips will form to your unique hand shape.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Jim !

GG712 - Translucent Ocean Blue Walrus ivory 1911 gripsgg712

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown)

COMMENTS:  Until this piece, I did not know ancient Walrus ivory came in blue.  So to say these are rare is an understatement.  And honestly I'm having a little trouble letting them be sold.  Walrus has such a soft look and feel and these blues are only appreciated when viewed 1st hand.  Very costly for me to acquire, but it is nice to know that it was found by an Eskimo in Alaska and so it was an American helping an American.  Will make a bold statement on any pistol and definitely one of a kind where no one else will have a set like these.  Just a cool pair of grips that feel soft in the hands and have that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!) Fine for every day carry or out at the range.

PRICE: $700 sold

 

GG709 - Black and Chocolate Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg709

IVORY: Alaska, United States

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: It is continuing to be a struggle to find quality Mammoth ivory and to that effort I had some help from the local natives in Alaska for the ivory used in these grips.  Black ivory created a very distinctive look in these grips and should work well on any color pistol. Defines the term "Rare Black Mammoth." Very soft in the hand, these grips are setup in the Magwell (square corner) configuration, but can be given the traditional notch around the main spring housing bolt upon request. Remember to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Rex!

GG708 - Patina, Caramel, and blue grey Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg708

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Beyond book matched, these mirror matched grips have high visual acuity that gives great depth of color and a truly mint look. Wooly Mammoths had larger molars to help digest about 200 pounds of vegetation each day. The dark areas were softer and the light areas were harder. This created an uneven surface as they wore down and much like a cheese grater they made the molars more efficient. They fell out and were replaced with new teeth about every three years. Mammoth tooth grips have been made before, but I avoided them due to their hard brittle tendencies. This has now been resolved by inlaying the Mammoth tooth into Aluminum grips. They are now light weight, durable, and beautiful. Even more, these grips will over a few years begin to wear to your unique hand print. It will take a while, but it is cool to think about how your grips will form to your unique hand shape.

It goes without saying that these grips will "pop" and "scream" off any black, blue, or stainless 1911 pistol. Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: $550 sold

Thanks Alan!

GG703 -  Black Buffalo and White Elephant ivory inlay 1911 grips. gg682

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: N/A

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: N/A

COMMENTS:  Dramatic, Cool, Wow, Beautiful!.  This the kind of feedback I received when I showed this prototype to some of my customers and gun manufactures.  Designed by me, I do not believe this has been tried before and I am quite proud of the outcome.  Click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol and the mirror-matched effect when viewing both panels.

These grips have a G10 tactical frame where Elephant ivory and American buffalo were inlayed in an alternating pattern to create this rare and unique look.  This is one of two I have remaining.  After that they will never be made again.

PRICE: sold

thanks Ralph!

GG700 - Dramatic Golden Bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg700

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:  I saw an opportunity, that if I worked these slowly by hand, I could achieve a highly book matched set.  These have golden bark on the heals and toes, and nice vertical bark lines that help define them as a classic set of Wooly Mammoth ivory grips.  This set will be extremely durable and will only increase in value in the future when ivory like this can no longer be found.  Great warm buttery feel will make any pistol hard to put down.  Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: Sold

Thanks Glenn in California!

GG683 - Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg683

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.  These currently are notched and beveled as seen on traditional 1911 grips.

COMMENTS: Bronze bark, on a backdrop of nice white ivory, makes these a classic example of Mammoth ivory at its best.  These have a very warm look and soft feel in the hand.  Flawless in everyway these will make a great investment and give any black, blue, or stainless pistol a whole new look. And with their high gloss, and totally smooth surface, these have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Soft rounded heal will give extra comfort in both carry and shoot.  Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol. If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Thomas in Oklahoma OK!

GG676 - Compact Golden Bark on White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg676

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: NOTE, THESE ARE OFFICER/COMPACT GRIPS

These have that ancient look one only sees in Mammoth ivory and the golden flame colors makes a bold statement. Should work well to warm up any pistol and give your pistol a great feel in your hand that only comes from real ivory. Heal has soft rounded bevel to increase comfort during concealed carry.  Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are highly smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

 Thanks Glenn!


GG671 - Red & Brown bark on white Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg671

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips.


MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:  Out of this batch, these are my favorite.  Click on the picture to see how they totally change the look of my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.  Over the thousands of years, most of the ivory stayed snow white, but then red and brown phosphates began to change parts of these grips leaving one of the most desired sets of grips I make.  When grips like these are on pistols being displayed at gun shows, they are one of the 1st to sell.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE:  sold

 Thanks Brian!

GG661 Light bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg661ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Nice light patina ivory with touches of bark accents, give these an ancient look, and mint condition new look, all at the same time.  These are also going to be a extremely durable set where I even polished the back sides (why?  because that side looks cool also).  Great contrast will have them just "popping" of any dark pistol.  And while they are totally smooth, their high gloss gives them an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. With their warm buttery there will be no reason to ever take them off your pistol.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: SOLD on 02/13/2014

Thanks Michael!

GG662 - Dramatic Golden Bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg662

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: These have that ancient look one only sees in Mammoth ivory and the golden flame colors makes a bold statement. Should work well to warm up any pistol and give your pistol a great feel in your hand that only comes from real ivory. Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or your shooting ranger "looker".

PRICE: sold

Thanks Jerred!

CP100 - Officers/Compact "Crackle" White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockcp100

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release. Traditional notch for MSH pin and bevel on heals.

COMMENTS: Remember, these are for a Compact 1911.  It is a rare occurrence where the bark/fossil lines sit on a backdrop of white ivory (more white than Elephant ivory) and as such these will dramatically change the look of your Compact 1911.  For better illustration, click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber Ultra.  These were tested to make sure that they have a soft feel in the hand with no sharp edges.  Just that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  I did check the mag release and a thumb groove would improve access.  Just let me know and I will put one in prior to shipment.  Excellent candidate for an  every day carry compact 1911 pistol.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold


GG655 - Dramatic Golden Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg655

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:  During the build, these started to have that warm buttery feel, and sun gold look, that I switched to working them totally by hand.  Four months later they look as great as I hoped.  Nice soft feel, highly book matched, totally smooth, high polish, and equal amounts of bark lines running from head to toe on each grip.  These define why Mammoth ivory can be so rare, unique and beautiful.  Great investment grade set of 1911 grips that will warm up any color pistol.  Click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.  I just love these.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE:  $430 sold

Thanks Mike in Tampa FL!

CP063- Officers/Compact Chocolate & Black Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockcp063

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Remember, these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  These took a very high gloss during the polish process and so please click on the picture to get a better view of their true colors seen on one of my pistols. Just a wonderful set of grips from beached washed Alaskan ivory. Super unusual and rare colors of chocolate and black, these are ready to make a major impact on the look of your pistol. These will work well on any black, blue, stainless or two tone pistol and with their high gloss, and totally smooth surface, they have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. And they have that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  These will be a very durable set and feel soft in the hand.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

Fine for every day carry or out at the range, these meet/exceed all specifications set by 1911 pistol manufactures.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Brandon in Perryton Texas!

GG649 - Rich Marbled Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg649

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Mammoth: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: These are in the most natural and pristine condition when the Mammoth expired.  Nice warm creams with gray and black veining offers a very ancient and 3-dimensional look.  They are inlayed into black G10 material that creates nice picture framing and will make them "pop" off of any black, blue, or two tone pistol.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Totally smooth with a high gloss gives them that crisp clean look of color clarity.

Wooly Mammoths had larger molars to help digest about 200 pounds of vegetation each day. The dark areas were softer and the light areas were harder. This created an uneven surface as they wore down and much like a cheese grater they made the molars more efficient. They fell out and were replaced with new teeth about every three years. Mammoth tooth grips have been made before, but I avoided them due to their hard brittle tendencies. This has now been resolved by inlaying the Mammoth tooth into tactical G10 material. They are now light weight, durable, and beautiful. Even more, these grips will over a few years begin to wear to your unique hand print. It will take a while, but it is cool to think about how your grips will form to your unique hand shape.

PRICE: sold

Thank you again Kingsley.

GG647 - Radical Black, Gold & White Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripsgg647

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones
MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. MSH pin notch and bevel on heal of each grip.

COMMENTS:  These highly book matched grips have a radical black, gold & white ivory pattern that took such a high polish I encourage you to look at all the images to get a better feel of their true appearance.  When I view the image on my web site, the gold is heavier and more warm.  The blacks are darker.  Just a very impressive set.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.

If you want to maintain that high gloss and mint condition look, just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Harry M!

CP061 - Officers/Compact Ancient Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockcp061

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones
Upon request, can be cut for a ambidextrous safety, extended slide release, and/or bob tail (Ed Brown)

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release. Traditional notch for MSH pin and bevel on heals.

COMMENTS: Original buyer has a full size Kimber Raptor and therefore these grips would not fit his pistol.  Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  A wicked set of black Mammoth ivory grips, these will work great for a every day carry pistol.  With their high gloss and totally smooth surface, these also have a soft feel in the hand.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber Ultra CDP II.  Black is a very rare color and so between this and their bark pattern, they are truly a one of a kind set of grips.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: Sold

Thanks Pat in Columbia Maryland!

GG638 - Dramatic bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg638

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.  Traditional Mainspring Housing Pin notch and bevel on the heals

COMMENTS: These nicely book matched grips have that ancient look one only sees in Mammoth ivory and the heavy brown bark lines makes a bold statement. Should work well to changed the look of any 1911 pistol and give your pistol a great feel in your hand that only comes from real ivory. Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished.  Giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Doug!

CP062 - Officers/Compact Brown Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripscp062

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones
MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. MSH pin notch and bevel on heal of each grip.

COMMENTS:  Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  These highly book matched grips have a bold pattern of vertical bark lines that run just along the surface of the ivory.  This lets them be totally smooth, have a high gloss, and a 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Just a radical set of grips that look aggressive, but actually have a soft and warm buttery feel you only experience with real ivory.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber CDP II.

If you want to maintain that high gloss and mint condition look, just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

 

GG617 Light bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg617ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Nice white ivory with black bark accents, give these an ancient look, and mint condition new look, all at the same time.  Great contrast will have them just "popping" of any dark pistol.  And while they are totally smooth, their high gloss gives them an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. With their warm buttery feel it will be hard to ever take these off your pistol.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

Thanks Rafeeq in Lansing Michigan!

GG618 - High Contrast Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 Gripsgg618

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:

This highly book matched set has nice bark lines on white ivory and thus makes a great example of what Mammoth ivory is all about.  All edges have been de-horned for a nice soft feel in the hand.  Click on the picture and you will see how they "pop" off of my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.   With its high gloss, and totally smooth surface, these have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  And with their warm buttery feel it will be hard to put these down once their on your pistol.  If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!) 

PRICE: sold

Thanks Kingsley!

GG612 -  Golden to Patina Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg612

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: These have a golden hue that makes them look like very old Elephant ivory, but with their flawless finish and high gloss, still be in mint condition.  A touch a bark near the heal further identifies their age of 10,000 plus years.  Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Mainspring housing notch can be added upon request.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

 These will be an extremely durable set of grips and therefore perfect for a everyday carry pistol.

PRICE: sold

Anonymous

GG604 - Bronze Bark, with touches of green, Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg604

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: These are a great book matched set with bold bark lines and even bolder gold colors. A classic example of what Siberian ivory has best to offer.  I encourage you to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.  Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these.  These types of grips are starting to become extremely rare since very little ivory has been making it out of Russia for almost 2 years and thus will hold their value extremely well (likely increase in a few more years.) 

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

   Thanks Joel in Grand Rapids Minnesota!

GG589 - Warm honey Mammoth ivory 1911 grips with touches of blue & green.gg589

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Gold and green colors will bring warmth to any pistol.  If you click on the picture, I show how they work on a stainless and my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Rare to get this background color of honey with accents of blue/green.  They are a very sophisticated looking set of grips that have a warm buttery feel one gets only with real ivory.  These are unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these. 

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

 

GG576 - Dramatic Golden Bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg576

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety. Thumb groove for speed access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: These are a great book matched set with bold bark lines and even bolder gold colors. A classic example of what Siberian ivory has best to offer.  I encourage you to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.  Don't let the pattern fool you, these grips are totally smooth and highly polished giving them that 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Unique as a thumbprint, no one will ever have a pair like these.  These types of grips are starting to become extremely rare since very little ivory has been making it out of Russia for almost 2 years and thus will hold their value extremely well (likely increase in a few more years.) 

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

PRICE: sold

   Thanks again Dale P!

cp047

CP047 - Officers/Compact Ancient Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones
Upon request, can be cut for a ambidextrous safety, extended slide release, and/or bob tail (Ed Brown)

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.

Whether they are called "Black Lightening" or "Black Bark", they are a pair of grips that get noticed. Great example of how something so ancient looking can also be in pristine condition and despite this appearance, these are totally smooth and have that warm buttery feel you get with real ivory. Rare to have such a high contrast of white and black ivory appearing on the same grips. Should frame out well on any pistol, but naturally will have the greatest impact on a black or dark blue pistol. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber CDP II.

If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

Fine for every day carry or out at the range.

PRICE: SOLD!

Thanks Eric Charlotte North Carolina!


gg508

GG508 - Marbled Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Jeff Meister Custom, Hero Guns, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones Note: Some Cabot guns require special templates to make grips. They have sent me templates for all of their models.

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: One of the most stunning pairs of grips I have seen in a long time. This Wooly Mammoth should have gone and seen a dentist long ago, but the result was a beautiful set of grips. Here is an opportunity to own something never before seen. Wooly Mammoths had larger molars to help digest about 200 pounds of vegetation each day. The dark areas were softer and the light areas were harder. This created an uneven surface as they wore down and much like a cheese grater they made the molars more efficient. They fell out and were replaced with new teeth about every three years. Mammoth tooth grips have been made before, but I avoided them due to their hard brittle tendencies. This has now been resolved by inlaying the Mammoth tooth into Aluminum grips. They are now light weight, durable, and beautiful. Even more, these grips will over a few years begin to wear to your unique hand print. It will take a while, but it is cool to think about how your grips will form to your unique hand shape.

About ten(10) sets will be available for viewing and purchase at the January 2013 SHOT show in Las Vegas next month. I had intended to not show or sell any until that time, but I know you guys love looking at new and unique ivory grips. It goes without saying that these grips will "pop" and "scream" off any black, blue, or stainless 1911 pistol. Here is your chance to own one of the first sets ever produced. Enjoy....

Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

Fine for every day carry or out at the range, these meet/exceed all specifications set by 1911 pistol manufactures.

PRICE: SOLD!

Thanks Jim of Newark Delaware!


Dam01

The "Traveler" (my name of this model)

Custom Damascus and Blue Mammoth ivory 1911 45cal Pistol

Builder: Jeff Meister - Gun Smith
Dan Chinnock - ivory grips

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Custom build from ground up: Damascus pistol with match grade barrel and slide

Sights: Kensite adjustable on back, gold dot on front

Black Cerakote frame, clear Cerakote over Damascus

Custom trigger with 2 - 2 1/2 pound pull

MODIFICATIONS: N/A

COMMENTS: In my business, I am fortunate to work with 1911’s in virtually all price points and this Commander sized pistol is up there with the very best. I had it built to my specifications to be a very comfortable shooter, but the initial driver was my love of Damascus steel.

This custom pistol is extremely comfortable and accurate to shoot and will do 6 shot groupings in 1 inches at 40 yards. Every part was hand-fitted for reliability, performance, and accuracy by Jeff Meister. The Kart National Match barrel is just one example of what Jeff uses to build his quality pistols. Jeff may not be a gun smith you have heard of before, but if quality of work has anything to do with it I expect that to change in the near future. Clicking on the picture will reveal both sides.

Naturally, I had to put the most striking and vibrant blue Mammoth ivory grips on it. Even the bark texture grooves add to the look and feel of these grips. A high end custom pistol needed a high end set of grips.

PRICE: $4,200 SOLD!

Thanks Ray!


gg499

GG499 - Bright Sky Blue on bright white Mammoth ivory - 1911 ivory grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Cabot, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Uselton, Dan Wesson, Wilson, etc. and all 1911 clones

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety and/or bob tail (Ed Brown)

COMMENTS: Equal amounts of blues, browns, and blacks makes these an exceptional book matched set. Also, it is rare to find ancient Mammoth ivory(10,000 yrs+ old) with its original white ivory intact, these grips have those great blues that seem to have skated across the surface and then mother nature did her thing turning parts of the ivory black and brown. I do not get this opportunity often where the completed grips have such a high contrast between the different colors. These will just "pop" off of any black, blue, or stainless pistol and give it a whole new look.

If you click on the picture you will see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol. Will make a strong statement to any pistol. Truly a very unique set of grips with that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.

Check my new menu item "Ivory File". For $3 dollars, this file will keep that gloss and mint condition look on these grips. I even have a video demo on how to use it. So please check it out and tell me what you think. If you already own some ivory grips, this file will increase the value of that investment. A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

Fine for every day carry or out at the range. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols to the ultimate of rare ivory's.

PRICE: SOLD!

Thanks Frank P. of Saint Louis Missouri!


gg368

GG368 - White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Cabot, Les Baer, Uselton, Dan Wesson, Wilson, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release

COMMENTS: This highly book matched set of grips are a classic example of why the word "bark" is often used in describing Mammoth ivory. This set has beautiful white ivory with dark brown bark lines running from head to toe on each panel. These bark lines run barely below the surface and so while they have a crackle appearance, the surface is totally smooth and the grips will be very durable with no chance of cracking or breaking. This kind of ivory really gets noticed at the range or in your holster so be prepared. The panels took a very high gloss you come to expect and the bark adds great depth of color and validity to being true Mammoth Ivory that is over 10,000 years old. They will work great on any color pistol with the best "pop" being on black and blue pistols.

Check my new menu item "Ivory File". For $3 dollars, this file will keep that gloss and mint condition look on these grips. I even have a video demo on how to use it. So please check it out and tell me what you think. If you already own some ivory grips, this file will increase the value of that investment. A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

Fine for every day carry or out at the range. Don't forget to click on the picture to see a larger view of them on my Kimber.

Meets or exceeds all of Kimbers and Colts custom shops specifications. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols.

PRICE: $340 SOLD!

Thanks Craig!


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GG349 - Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Uselton, Volkmann, Dan Wesson, Wilson, STI, etc. and all 1911 clones

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Dead perfect book matching and golden bark lines, on a backdrop of nice white ivory, make these a great example of what Mammoth ivory has best to offer. Flawless in everyway these will make a great investment and give any black, blue, or stainless pistol a whole new look. With its high gloss, and totally smooth surface, these have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. With their warm buttery feel it will be hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Folks will think you have bought a new high end custom pistol.

Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look on my Kimber. If you want to maintain that high gloss, mint condition look, yourself just ask me to include a polishing file for $3.00 (see Polishing file in the main menu to see how it works!)

Fine for every day carry or out at the range. Don't forget to click on the picture to see a larger view of them. Meets or exceeds all of Kimbers and Colts custom shops specifications. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols.

PRICE: $450 SOLD!


While my specialty lies in Knife making and design, I have been building 1911 Ivory Grips for over 5 years, selling them at gun shows, to dealers, and through referrals. My Mammoth Ivory Grips for 1911 Pistols are handmade and designed to bring out the beauty and value of your pistol. Through my experiences with 1911 Pistol owners and collectors, I recognize that 1911 Pistol owners and enthusiasts are one of the most passionate groups of people. Whether you use your pistol for everyday carrying or merely for collection and display, my one of a kind 1911 Ivory Pistol grips are sure to increase the beauty and value of your pistol, while lasting for years to come.

About 1911 Pistols

Designed by John Moses Browning and initially produced by Colt, the 1911 Pistol is by far the most popular pistol manufactured today. Serving as an official military sidearm, this pistol has been used in several wars including WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. In addition, the 1911 Pistol has been and still is the pistol of choice for both civilians and Law Enforcement. Today, nearly every firearm manufacturer produces one or more versions of this popular pistol. With such a rich history, 1911 Pistols have a substantial following of both collectors and owners.

About Mammoth Ivory

The Mammoth Ivory used to manufacture my handmade 1911 Ivory Grips comes from the tusks and teeth of Wooly Mammoths. This unique ivory offers a distinct look and feel. As the last Wooly Mammoth became extinct over 10,000 years ago, the supply of this popular Mammoth Ivory is becoming more and more rare. Therefore, the value of your 1911 Ivory Grips, manufactured from only quality real ivory, will only increase in the years to come. If you are interested in buying ivory grips for your 1911 Pistol, contact me to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.

Why Buy 1911 Ivory Grips?

My custom 1911 Ivory Grips, handmade from real Mammoth Ivory, are the ideal choice whether you are looking to enhance the look and feel of your 1911 Pistol or to increase the value of your investment. These grips offer a number of unique advantages for both the collector and every day user of any 1911 Pistol.

  • Show / Display Purposes: 1911 Ivory Grips improve the look and feel of your firearm. My grips are sure to provide the desired “wow” factor when showing your prize pistol. If you are looking for a unique grip to increase the beauty of your 1911 Pistol, a one-of-a-kind real Ivory Grip is the ideal choice.
  • Increase Value: As the Mammoth Ivory used to manufacture my customized 1911 Ivory Grips is becoming more and more rare, the value of these grips is sure to increase in the years to come. Therefore, adding ivory grips is a great way for collectors to increase the resale value of a 1911 Pistol.
  • Everyday Durability: My Ivory Grips for 1911 Pistols are far from just for show. These grips are durable, designed to handle the stresses of everyday use. If you use your pistol for “everyday carry” or use it frequently at the firing range, my ivory grips are the ideal choice to improve the feel of your firearm. I never use ivory with stress cracks, therefore I can guarantee that my grips will not crack or split from normal use. If one of my ivory grips fails, I will replace it free of charge.

Handmade 1911 Ivory Grips

My 1911 Ivory Grips are designed to fit any 1911 Pistol. If you would like a customized ivory grip for your “bob tail” 1911 Pistol or 1911 Pistol with ambidextrous safety, please let me know when ordering. I can modify any of my grips free of charge to accommodate these, or other options.

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