This is a discussion on What's new at Sarge's Grips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sarge, I was just visiting your site and that is the 1st Masur Birch that I have seen. Man that is one set of fine ...
I was just visiting your site and that is the 1st Masur Birch that I have seen. Man that is one set of fine wood.
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Wow, that's about the best compliment I could hope for. I love to hear of people appreciating the beauty of the woods used.
Thank you for letting me know that!
Today we have another set for a Dan Wesson CCO. These are done in Curly Jarrah. Jarrah is an Australian wood that has great colors. I usually work with the burl from this tree, but saw a curly block and brought it in. Less flashy than some others, this wood still has wonderful color and great curly figure. Noticeable beauty without high "flash" to it. Satin finish just backs this up. A very nice wood overall!
Hey Sarge, I'm new to this site and I just spent the better part of the night looking at your grips. Never got tired of it. Beautiful work. Makes me want to buy a new gun.
Todays set is another CCO slim set done in some gorgeous Amboyna Burl. Amboya Burl is ALWAYS a good choice for grips. Goes well with light or dark frames, and just drips class and sophistication. It always makes me stare at it while I'm working with it. I was lucky enough to find a few small blocks that have yielded some of the most stunnign Amboyna Burl I've ever seen. Just got them into the shop and cut into usable chunks over the last few days. Nothing like seeing that beautiful wood emerge as you're cutting it. Makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.
Anyway, enjoy this set. Hope it brings a little beauty into your day.
Last edited by Sarge43; November 3rd, 2009 at 03:33 PM. Reason: oversized finger typing
Those are super classy.
Someday when I decide which of your grips I like the best, I'm gonna get some for my Loaded 1911, until then, I'm gonna have to keep looking at this thread and changing my mind. Very nice work.
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Thank you gentlemen!
Today is manmade day. Both sets are in Micarta - one in paper, one in the linen.
The bobtail set below is done in Ivory Paper micarta and in comparing the color to my natural Ivory grips, the micarta has a good look to it, and appears about where I imagine natrual ivory would be after a little use and aging. I venture to say that if the two weren't sitting side by side, you wouldn't notice the difference. It's a good compromise for people who like the look and color of Ivory, but want something that is basically indestructible on their weapon.
I apply a satin finish to it, just to give it that nice "done" look.
The next set is the black linen micarta which is good for those who want a little extra grippiness without snagging and want to maintain that "all business" look. Again, it's impervious to most things that you'll encounter, like water, sweat, heat, cold, whatever. The only thing I do to this material is to apply a darkening coat to make it evenly dark. If you don't do this, the grips will look blotchy in early use due to hand oils etc "staining" the contact areas. Applying this singel coat makes it uniformly dark and alleviates this problem.
Enjoy! Back to beautiful woods tomorrow!
Todays wood is Asian Walnut. This wood is haaaaaaard. It also has some beautiful curly figure in it as you can see.
Hey sarge....did you ever hear of Dalbergia pacifica
Rosewood, it's called ~~~~~~> Ocelot's Ear
That would make a nice set of grips!