Custom designed knives

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

(314) 276-6936

Member of the Knifemakers' Guild

No Elephant ivory outside of Missouri or United States.  No builds planned for foreseeable future.

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

Welcome my newest partner Republic Forge.  Click here to arrive at their home page and see some of my grips on their pistols. 

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

September 1st 2015:  Over the past year, Editors and customers are making me aware that my grips are appearing in various magazines and other media.  To maintain their value in the secondary market, moving forward I will sign the back of one or both panels.  March 2015 issue of Guns&Ammo page 33, Titled: "GALCO YAQUI SLIDE", May 2015  issue of Guns&Ammo HANDGUNS page 64, Titled: "REPUBLIC FORGE PATRIOT".  December 2015 issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS December 2015:  Page 75 almost a full half page!  Winter issue of GUN DIGEST 2015 pg 18.

June 2016 issue of SHOOTING TIMES pg 46-47.  Ranks Republic Forge as one of the new custom 1911 Super Stars.  My ivory can be seen on page 47. 

November 2016 issue of HANDGUNNER pg 49.  Full page ad of Republic Forge featuring all pistols with my ivory.  Very Cool....Thank you for the suggestions on where I can be "seen", Dan

September 13th 2016:  At this point I would like to also mention that I carry no inventory.  Grips completed go up on my web site or shipped off to manufactures such as Republic Forge.  I also rarely take custom orders.  Using  past history, 75% of the time the customer is not satisfied with what I make them and that leaves both parties feeling disappointed and that our time was wasted.

HOW IT WORKS:  On the day and time of listing, please click on the email address:   Dansivorygrips@yahoo.com or send an email to this address.  Then within the body of the email tell me the grip number (i.e. GG895, etc), your name, telephone number, and whether the grips will need to be cut for an ambidextrous safety.  Emails will be checked to see who was 1st in requesting a specific set of grips.  Thank You, Dan

7 sets of grips were posted on November 21st 2016 at 2:03pm.  Grip numbers are: GG961, GG962, GG963, GG964, GG965, GG966, GG967  Thanks, Dan  

This page was last updated on December 7th 2016.  I will be posting a small batch 2-3 sets around this time next week.  Thanks for your strong support in 2016 for what I truly love to do.  After having made over a 1000 pairs since I started, I still have fun revealing the hidden beauty found in Mammoth ivory and turning it into functional pieces of art.  Merry Christmas,  Dan

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GG962 - Officers/Compact Sky & Bright  Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg962

IVORY: Siberia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Can be cut for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  I rarely see Brilliant blues such as these.  Be sure to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  A highly book matched set in a exotic blue with dark blue bark lines. They have an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close that only can be achieved by Mother Nature, iron in the soil, and a few thousand years to alter the surface of the ivory.  Flawless in everyway, these will be very durable and likely to outlast 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!) A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

PRICE: sold

As always, thanks Dale!

 

GG967- Golden Flame Bark on White Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg967

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Have been cut for an ambidextrous safety

COMMENTS:  I shaped and removed the outer crust of the ivory to reveal a cool looking gold ivory that almost has a dancing flame effect flowing from the bottom of each grip.  I just love these grips!  They will be very durable and easy to care for.  Truly a great looking pair of grips with maximum contrast to have them jumping off your black or blue 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 David in Lincoln IL

GG966 - Rare Black Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg966

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Have been cut for an ambidextrous safety

COMMENTS:  There is a maximum security prison in Russia named the "Black Dolphin" and these inmates can be put to work in the harsh coal mines of Siberia.  This black ivory was found there.  Under magnification you will even find a tincture of silver in some of the bark lines of these grips.  Extremely hard to find ivory like this, they are just another example of how special Mammoth ivory is after Mother Nature has worked them over for a few thousand years.  Perfect book matching takes the one-of-a-kind standard to a whole new level.  Click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  These are totally smooth and 3-dimensional looking grips 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!)

PRICE:  sold

Thanks Patrick!

GG965 - Fine Lined Bronze Bark on White Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg965

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Have been cut for an ambidextrous safety

COMMENTS: Perfectly book matched, these very bold copper/bronze grips will bring life to any dark pistol.  Click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  These are totally smooth and 3-dimensional looking grips have that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  Nice mint condition look on a 10,000 year old piece of ivory.  Mother nature does some cool things if given the time.

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 Tom!

GG964 - Classic Bark Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg964

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: Have been cut for an ambidextrous safety.

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.  Don't forget to 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 x 2 !

GG963 - Battle Scarred Bronze Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg963

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:  Mother Nature tried to keep this ivory in untouched Mammoth white color, but the Mammoth had other ideas.  These grips still show the original pits and grooves the Woolly Mammoth inflicted during battles will other other Mammoths and when rutting the earth to lift out vegetation food.  Wrap your mind around the idea that they ate over 200 pounds of food a day and the impact their tusks took as a result.  Bronze colored ivory in these scars gives them a nice secure feel in the hand and yet they still feel soft in the hand.  They will be an extremely durable set of grips that will only increase in value when ivory like this can no longer be found.  Great warm buttery feel will make any pistol hard to put down.  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 Ray!

GG961 - Officers/Compact Heavy blue veined Mammoth Ivory 1911 Gripsgg961

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Already cut for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  Another bold set of grips that is a great example of why Mammoth ivory grips are so in demand.  It took thousands of years for mother nature to put the Blue veining in the surface of the grips and allow me to make a grip that is totally smooth and have a high gloss finish.  The color clarity gives them a 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Great book matching took some effort to achieve, but I think the results were well worth it.  Click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  These will be an extremely durable set & perfect for an "Every Day Carry"

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 Dale!

CC004 - Case Colored Steel 1911 grips w/ deep Bronze and Blues

IVORY: N/A (Made in America!)c004

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: Ambidextrous setup is already in place.

COMMENTS: That "Case Color" (hardened) look has been cool for over a 100 years.  Originally on Single Action Army pistols, the migration to 1911's was inevitable.  Republic Forge has some beautiful examples out on their Facebook page and on their web site.  We then started building case colored knives with matching ivory grips.  Now comes the next iteration!  Case Color Hardened grips.  Weighing just 5.7 Oz, they work well on any pistol, but have a nice pop on Stainless.  Click on the picture to see them on my stainless Kimber.  The back sides have been hollowed out to greatly reduce weight and the 20 curved grooves gives them a confident feel in the hand.  If these are sold, send me an email requesting a set.  We will be making a few additional sets prior to seeing them at this years 2017 SHOT show.  Turnaround time is 10 - 90 days depending on when your request is received.  What is even better?  They are guaranteed not to fade or wear down or they will be reworked or replaced for life.  I new protection seal, previously only found on our knives, is invisible to the naked eye, but creates an extremely durable seal against UV light or the friction of the shooters hand.  If you have a blued pistol, it is begging to have a pair of these shoes.  Listen to your pistol, it knows best.

PRICE: sold

  Thanks David!

GG960 touch of bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg960ARTIST: 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. Or the traditional bevel and cutout for Main Spring Housing pin.

COMMENTS: Nice marbled patina ivory, with a touch of blue veining, give these an ancient look, and a mint look all at the same time.  These are also going to be a extremely durable set.  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!

Thanks John P.

GG959 - Midnight Blue Bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg959

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Alaska

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

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

COMMENTS: Another bold set of grips that is a great example of why Mammoth ivory grips are so in demand.  It took thousands of years for mother nature to put the Blue & black veining in the surface of the grips and allow me to make a grip that is totally smooth and have a high gloss finish.  The color clarity gives them a 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  Great book matching took some effort to achieve, but I think the results were well worth it.  Not for the faint of heart.  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 Rex

GG958 - Chocolate "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg958

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:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Highly book matched, this ivory was cut as a cross section of the tusk and so we see the end grain like growth rings of a tree. 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 David!

GG957 - Light Ruby & Copper Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg957

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Mammoth Tooth from 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: N/A

COMMENTS:  This tooth had such hot crimson colors that for the 1st time I used copper to project the tooth and give the grips a nice warm look.  You can let the copper go patina based on use and moisture in your hand or keep it polished with a few quick swipes of my polishing file (I will include 1).  Very nice clean tooth that gives you the feel of how the tooth looked thousands of years ago.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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 or Aluminum. 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 Albert!

GG956 - Sapphire  Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg956

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES:  Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, 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: Just a great set of intense blues that are like a clean Sapphire.   These are a durable set that will upgrade the look of any 1911 and certainly add value since "blue" of this type is so rare. I also left just a touch of the outside crust so that you can see exactly what I see when working with raw ivory.  I do not know what I have until I start sanding this part away. 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 my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Totally smooth, they have 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.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks again Rex.

 

GG954 - Blue Green on Patina Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg954

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES:  Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, 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: Just a nice clean set of Mammoth ivory with some light blue greens at the top and bottom of each panel.   These are a durable set that will upgrade the look of any 1911 and certainly add value since there is nice "blue" in them. These have the square corner often desired by magwell owners, but 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 1 of my pistols.  Great bark ticking that is another sign of true Mammoth 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.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Patrick.

GG950 - Warm honey & Blue Mammoth ivory 1911 grips.gg950

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: Blue Mammoth framed by a nice warm Honey ivory gives these a soft look that should upgrade the look of any 1911 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!

Thanks Mark.


CC002 - Case Colored Steel 1911 grips with grid grooves for confident feel

IVORY: N/A (Made in America!)gg952

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: Ambidextrous setup is already in place.

COMMENTS: That "Case Color" (hardened) look has been cool for over a 100 years.  Originally on Single Action Army pistols, the migration to 1911's was inevitable.  Republic Forge has some beautiful examples out on their Facebook page and on their web site.  We then started building case colored knives with matching ivory grips.  Now comes the next iteration!  Case Color Hardened grips.  Weighing just 5.7 Oz, they work well on any pistol, but have a nice pop on Stainless.  Click on the picture to see them on my stainless Kimber.  The back sides have been hollowed out to greatly reduce weight and the grid pattern grooves gives them a confident feel in the hand.  If these are sold, send me an email requesting a set.  We will be making a few additional sets prior to seeing them at this years 2017 SHOT show.  Turnaround time is 10 - 90 days depending on when your request is received.  What is even better?  They are guaranteed not to fade or wear down or they will be reworked or replaced for life.  I new protection seal, previously only found on our knives, is invisible to the naked eye, but creates an extremely durable seal against UV light or the friction of the shooters hand.  If you have a blued pistol, it is begging to have a pair of these shoes.  Listen to your pistol, it knows best.

PRICE: $225   on hold for Randy

 

GG953 - Classic Bark Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg953

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.  Don't forget to 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 again and again Gerald!

GG946 - Dramatic Ice Crackle Pattern Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg946

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 or bob tail (Ed Brown).

COMMENTS:  One of the most dramatic effects Mother Nature can perform on Mammoth ivory.  Totally smooth, highly polished, white ivory, and a ice crackle pattern appearing just below the surface.  I kept these in my own collection for a long while because they are so cool to look at.  Choosing between these and a pair of blue Mammoth grips would be a hard decision to make.  You just cannot go wrong with these grips.  Truly one of a kind and they have that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.

Clicking on the above picture will show a larger picture of these 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 Les!
 

GG940 - Deep Ocean Blue, Classic Bark Pattern, Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg940

IVORY: Siberia

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Cabot, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, 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.

COMMENTS: To pick up the blues, be sure to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  A highly book matched set that has subtle blues under the brown bark lines. They have an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close that only can be achieved by Mother Nature, iron in the soil, and a few thousand years to alter the surface of the ivory.  These will work well on any color pistol. Adding a almost sophisticated look.  Just a classy looking pair of ivory grips with 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!) A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Ryan A!

GG931 - Officers/Compact Bronze Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripsgg931

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 Ultra 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!

Dansivorygrips@yahoo.com

GG928 - Classic Bark Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg928

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 black 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.  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!

  Thanks Tom!

GG933 - Naked! "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg933

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:

MODIFICATIONS: Can be cut for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  This naked framing started as a project for Nighthawk Custom and since they now have a test batch, I thought I would offer a pair here on my web site.  Just eye popping grain and pattern.  So we finally have a Cross Cut set of Mammoth ivory grips with no G10 framing.  There is a G10 backing, but through a triple hardening process these grips look great without the bezel.  Highly book matched, this ivory was cut as a cross section of the tusk and so we see the end grain like growth rings of a tree.  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.  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 John B.

GG932 - "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg932

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:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Highly book matched, this ivory was cut as a cross section of the tusk and so we see the end grain like growth rings of a tree. They are inlayed into a G10 frame that creates an almost indestructible pair of grips.  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 again John B

GG918 touch of bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg918ARTIST: 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. Or the traditional bevel and cutout for Main Spring Housing pin.

COMMENTS: Nice marbled patina ivory give these an ancient look, and a mint condition new look, all at the same time.  These are also going to be a extremely durable set.  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!

Thanks Zachry!

GG911 - Black Marbled Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg911

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Mammoth found in: 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: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Flawless set of Black and grey veined Mammoth Tooth, contrasted and balanced by light tans, creates a striking set of grips.  Just a natural for a barbeque gun.  Remember to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  The silver bezel further enhances the dramatic effect on black pistols.  While perfectly smooth, the rich patterns give it a one-of-a-kind look that can only be achieved by Mother Nature and the ancient Wooly Mammoths. 

Don't forget to click on the picture to see a larger view on how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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!

Thanks Monte

GG910 - Emerald Green, Classic Bark Pattern, Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg910

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.

COMMENTS: To pick up the greens, be sure to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  A highly book matched set that has subtle greens under the brown bark lines. They have an almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close that only can be achieved by Mother Nature, copper in the soil, and a few thousand years to alter the surface of the ivory.  These will work well on any color pistol. Adding a almost sophisticated look.  Just a classy looking pair of ivory grips with 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!) A high gloss set of ivory grips often sells for $50 to $100 more than a flat/dull set of grips.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Gerald

GG908 - Intense Solar Flare Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg908

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Mammoth Tooth from 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: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Has the header suggests, I think the colors are what we see in pictures of our Sun when solar flares occur.   The white veining is the hardest part of the tooth which created a jagged and uneven tooth surface for more efficient eating.  The black G10 bezel makes an even more dramatic effect and protects the teeth from chipping.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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 or Aluminum. 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 John

GG909 - Rare Bronze Bark on White Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg909

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, heal beveled, cut for Main Spring Housing Pin

COMMENTS: Very bold copper/bronze contrast that will bring life to any dark pistol.  Click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces while I was at the range.  These are totally smooth and felt great, but must have been a little thinner than I am used to since I was consistently pulling shots off to the right at 25 yrds.  Nice mint condition look on a 10,000 year old piece of ivory.  Mother nature does some cool things if given the time.

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 Johnny

GG872 -  Black Buffalo and White Elephant ivory inlay 1911 grips. gg872

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 grip set to some of my customers and gun manufactures.  Designed by me, 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. 

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Keith!

GG900 - Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 Gripsgg900

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:

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:  Nice soft blues with warm patina ivory forming at the head and heals makes these a nice book matched set of grips that will work well for any blued, black, or stainless pistol.  Great opportunity to add value to any high end pistol or historic pistol.  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 my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Great 3 dimensional look where a blue crackle pattern appears BELOW the surface blue. 

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 again Dale!

 

GG895 - Crushed Ruby & Hawaiian Lava  Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg895

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Mammoth Tooth from 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: N/A

COMMENTS:  Has the header suggests, I think the color of these remind me of crushed red rubies and the burnt lava Sue & I saw while we were in Hawaii years ago.  The grey & blue veining is the hardest part of the tooth which created a jagged and uneven tooth surface for more efficient eating.  The silver bezel makes an even more dramatic effect and protects the teeth from chipping.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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 or Aluminum. 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 to Jonathan C.

Glad to hear you and your friends love them!

GG890 - "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg890

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:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Highly book matched, this ivory was cut as a cross section of the tusk and so we see the end grain like growth rings of a tree. 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 Larry D.  !

GG886 - Bright White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg886

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:  Such a bright white ivory is something I rarely see and is one of my favorite looks.  "White" book matching, with equal amounts of white ivory and black bark lines, these grips have the classic look of what makes Mammoth ivory so special.  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.  The warm buttery feel will make it hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  These will be an extremely durable and just may outlast the 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 Randy

GG888 touch of bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg888ARTIST: 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. Or the traditional bevel and cutout for Main Spring Housing pin.

COMMENTS: Nice marbled patina ivory give these an ancient look, and a 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. 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!

Thanks Gus!

GG887 - Dramatic Bronze (cracked ice pattern) Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg887

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 bronze 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 Paul!

GG885 - Dramatic Deep Black Brain Coral  - 1911 gripsgg885

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

200 year old Coral off of ocean floor.

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: N/A   Ambidextrous safety in place

COMMENTS:  I am always in search of new opportunities to offer dramatic and rare 1911 grips.  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.  Coral has been inlayed into tactical G10 material for greater durability.

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.  Grips are smooth and have a high gloss.  I drove "tacks" for 2 hours with these on my Ed Brown.  So they are good to go!

PRICE:  sold!

Thanks Gary, you are building a very comprehensive collection.  Much Appreciated!

GG881 - "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg881

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:

MODIFICATIONS: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS:  Highly book matched, this ivory was cut as a cross section of the tusk and so we see the end grain like growth rings of a tree. 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 Larry!

GG877 - Crushed Ruby & Blue Gray Veined Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg877

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Mammoth Tooth from 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: N/A

COMMENTS:  Has the header suggests, I think the color of these remind me of crushed red rubies.  The grey & blue veining is the hardest part of the tooth which created a jagged and uneven tooth surface for more efficient eating.  The silver bezel makes an even more dramatic effect.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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 or Aluminum. 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 Laz!

GG878 - Patina Mammoth Ivory with Midnight blue bark lines - 1911 gripsgg878

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:  Unique set of grips where the warm patina ivory is totally smooth, but just below the surface is blue vertical ticking (bark lines) that changes tone when moved from indoor light to natural outdoor lighting.  These will be an extremely durable set of grips that will last several life times and sure to become a good investment as this type of ivory vanishes. They will frame out well both black and stainless pistols very well and will definitely add some "pop" to any 1911. Great for your every day carry. These have that warm buttery feel and took and an exceptional polish so please 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!) Fine for every day carry or out at the range.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Dale!

GG879 - Bright Cream with patches of Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg879

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Republic Forge, Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Les Baer, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, 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(speed) access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:  The equal patches of blue gives these a high book match value and make them a great candidate for your favorite barbeque gun.  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.  The warm buttery feel will make it hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Don't forget to 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 Bill.  Would love to see a picture of them on that 1918 Colt.

 

GG875 - Marbled Tactical Green Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg875

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Mammoth found in: 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: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Deep greens and that marbled pattern, gives these a great visual appeal.  Just a gorgeous set of grips.  They are totally smooth and have a very high gloss.  When taking them to the range, be prepared for the constant question:  "What are those?"  Silver bezel further enhances the dramatic effect on black pistols.  While perfectly smooth, the rich patterns give it a one-of-a-kind look that can only be achieved by Mother Nature and the ancient Wooly Mammoths. 

Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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!

Thanks again Bob

GG871 - Bright White & Touches Of Blue Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg871

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:  Such a bright white ivory is something I rarely see and is one of my favorite looks.  The touches of blue add that extra kick to make them very striking & visual appealing.  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.  The warm buttery feel will make it hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Don't forget to 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 Ronnie M. !

GG866 - Black Smoke & Honey Oak from my shop - 1911 full size grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg866

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:  I gave these a hardened gloss finish to bring clarity and 3-dimensional movement to these grips.  Be sure to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  The gloss finish was really hard to kill all of the reflections during picture taking.  I will be sure to include a polishing file so the owner can choose from a satin or gloss like finish (and change it back at a later day)

As some of you know, in 2013 a storm took down a 100 year old Oak tree that could have fallen on me in my shop or lucky for me, fell in the opposite direction.  Inspection of the aftermath revealed some interesting wood for grips.  As such I have recently started to build a few grips from extraordinary wood.  The rippled burled black offers a nice contrast to the honey eyed burl above.  Fully signed for those who are building a collection.  These have a Cerakote type finish making them very durable and a finish that looks like liquid glass

Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

PRICE:  sold!

Thanks again George!

GG862 - Pin Eyes Warm Honey & black Oak from my shop - 1911 full size grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg862

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:  I love this heavy pin eye burl. Perfect book matching, nice warm honey, and wispy  black colors help enhance the look of any safe Queen or daily carry.

As some of you know, in 2013 a storm took down a 100 year old Oak tree that could have fallen on me in my shop or lucky for me, fell in the opposite direction.  Inspection of the aftermath revealed some interesting wood for grips.  As such I have recently started to build a few grips from extraordinary wood.  The rippled burled black offers a nice contrast to the honey eyed burl above.  Fully signed for those who are building a collection.  These have a Cerakote type finish making them very durable and a finish that looks like liquid glass

Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

PRICE:  sold!

Thanks Matthew in Mabank Texas!

GG846 - Warm Golden & Bronze Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg846

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 love the feel of these 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 David!

GG839 - Wooly Mammoth - Marrow 1911 gripsgg839

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Alaska by Alaskan villagers

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), MHS pin notch $ beveled heal.

COMMENTS: This is a very unique material where under low pressure, the marrow is stabilized and yields a one of a kind pair of grips.  Be sure to click on the picture to see them on my Ed Brown Special Forces.  Up close, a truly 3 dimensional view lets you look deep into the marrow yielding a very dramatic look.  Great book matching, and that stealth look on a black pistol, makes it look like you have a whole new 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!) Fine for every day carry or out at the range.

PRICE: sold!

 Thanks again Gary

GG829 - Marbled Blue Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg829

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Mammoth found in: 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: Setup is in place for an ambidextrous safety.

COMMENTS: Wonderful blue hues, and that marbled pattern, gives these a great visual appeal.  Just a gorgeous set of grips.  They are totally smooth and have a very high gloss.  When taking them to the range, be prepared for the constant question:  "What are those?"  Silver bezel further enhances the dramatic effect on black pistols.  While perfectly smooth, the rich patterns give it a one-of-a-kind look that can only be achieved by Mother Nature and the ancient Wooly Mammoths. 

Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces. 

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

 

GG824 touch of bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg824ARTIST: 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. Or the traditional bevel and cutout for Main Spring Housing pin.

COMMENTS: Nice marbled patina ivory give these an ancient look, and a mint condition new look, all at the same time.  These are also going to be a extremely durable set.  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!

 

GG819 - Highly Figured Arizona Ironwood - 1911 full size gripsgg819

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Wood:  Hand selected at Atlanta Blade Show 2014

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:   Just a great presentation of why Arizona Ironwood is so desired.  I love the flow, rich warm colors, and general look on any colored pistol.  As the name implies, these grips will wear like iron & will be great for an everyday carry or on a presentation pistol.  Can be given the traditional notch and heal bevel upon request.

Fully signed for those who are building a collection.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

PRICE:  sold

Thanks Chuck!

GG804 - The "eyes" have it - Oak from my shop - 1911 full size gripsgg804

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:  One of the most unusual sets of grips I have made, I stopped counting when I reached 50 eyes in these grips.  Truly a one of a kind pair that has a warm honey tone background that will warm up any color pistol.  I doubt I will see anything like this again.

As some of you know, in 2013 a storm took down a 100 year old Oak tree that could have fallen on me in my shop or lucky for me, fell in the opposite direction.  Inspection of the aftermath revealed some interesting wood for grips.  As such I have recently started to build a few grips from extraordinary wood.  Fully signed for those who are building a collection.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on one of my pistols.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Sergio!

GG800 - Light Bark on White Mammoth ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg800

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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

MODIFICATIONS: Upon request, can be cut for an ambidextrous safety, heal beveled, cut for Main Spring Housing Pin

COMMENTS: Nice warm set of Mammoth ivory grips with touches of bark lines, these are very soft in the hands and have the look and feel of warm butter.  These will be an extremely durable set likely to outlast your pistol.  Great for that everyday conceal carry, these will go well with any full size 1911.  Nice mint condition look on a 10,000 year old piece of ivory.  Mother nature does some cool things if given the time.

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 Samuel in the great state of Texas!

GG765 - Bright White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg765

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:  Such a bright white ivory is something I rarely see and is one of my favorite looks.  Near perfect book matching, with equal amounts of white ivory and black bark lines, these grips have the classic look of what makes Mammoth ivory so special.  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.  The warm buttery feel will make it hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Don't forget to click on the picture to see them on one of my pistols.  These will be an extremely durable and just may outlast the 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 Dale

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

  

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 !!

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!

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!

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:  Sold

Thanks Mike in Tampa FL!

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.

Dam01

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!

AKGRIP 3  Blue Mammoth Ivory 

Blue Case Colored Damascus Knife with Matching Mammoth ivory  1911 grips.akgrip 3

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock & Bobby Tyler

IVORY: Russia, 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

COMMENTS: Crisp & brilliant blue on both the knife and the grips make this setup special.  Here is another opportunity to own a matching set of ivory grips and "your emergency backup" knife that has matching ivory and a Case Colored Damascus blade that is razor sharp and ready to go to work if needed.  Knife would make a great compliment to a Turnbull blued pistol or one of Wilson Combats blued pistols.  A perfect match to a Republic Forge pistol since the same team does the bluing for their pistol and our knives.  Really a cool setup.  Click on the picture to see other views of the knife and grips.

I have been working on a grip & knife matching combination for a long time and it has finally come to fruition.  Blade is 2 3/4 inches long, scales are book matched and silver pinned. 

PRICE: sold!

 

AKGRIP 2 - Case Colored Knife with Matching Mammoth ivory  1911 grips.AKGRIP 2

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock & Bobby Tyler

IVORY: Russia, 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: Here is another opportunity to own a matching set of ivory grips and "your emergency backup" knife that has matching ivory and a Case Colored blade that is razor sharp and ready to go to work if needed.  Knife would make a great compliment to a Turnbull blued pistol or one of Wilson Combats blued pistols.  A perfect match to a Republic Forge pistol since the same team does the bluing for their pistol and our knives.  Really a cool setup.  Click on the picture to see other views of the knife and grips.

I have been working on a grip & knife matching combination for a long time and it has finally come to fruition.  It will be at the Atlanta Blade Show this coming weekend, but can be purchased now and then shipped when I returned.  Click on the picture to see the grips on my Ed Brown pistol!

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Don R.

AKGRIP 1 - Bronze on white bark knife & 1911 grips.akgrip1

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Russia, 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: Here is a sneak preview of the grip & knife matching combination I have been working on for a long time.  It will be at the Atlanta Blade Show this coming weekend, but can be purchased now and then shipped when I returned.  Click on the picture to see the grips on my Ed Brown pistol!

PRICE: sold!

Thanks John B.

AKGRIP 2 - Case Colored Knife with Matching Mammoth ivory  1911 grips.AKGRIP 2

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock & Bobby Tyler

IVORY: Russia, 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: Here is another opportunity to own a matching set of ivory grips and "your emergency backup" knife that has matching ivory and a Case Colored blade that is razor sharp and ready to go to work if needed.  Knife would make a great compliment to a Turnbull blued pistol or one of Wilson Combats blued pistols.  A perfect match to a Republic Forge pistol since the same team does the bluing for their pistol and our knives.  Really a cool setup.  Click on the picture to see other views of the knife and grips.

I have been working on a grip & knife matching combination for a long time and it has finally come to fruition.  It will be at the Atlanta Blade Show this coming weekend, but can be purchased now and then shipped when I returned.  Click on the picture to see the grips on my Ed Brown pistol!

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Don R.

 

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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