I was at the LGS today and did a double take while looking at their guns. I asked one of the guys who made the $4700 1911 that was on the shelf, and he motioned for me to come over to where it was at.
Then he pulled it out from under the glass and let me see it.
It was a Christensen Arms custom build with a Damascus Steel slide. It was a beautiful gun! For comparison, he handed me another CA 1911 worth $2700.
I was a bit nervous that I would drop or scratch them...
I don't have that kind of $$ for a 1911, but if I did, I think I'd be too afraid to shoot it.