I scrimmed these Model 1911 DHT Innovations durable resin grips grips with my most popular design (the leaping wolf) in 2009. Of course, this is reverse scrimshaw (white on black). I prefer to scrim reverse on black buffalo horn, but I wanted to test these grips to see how they scrimmed. The detail is good,… Continue reading Colt Model 1911 Hand-scrimmed Leaping Wolf Grips
I scrimmed these grips as a matched set for a client who wanted them for a pair of 1911 handguns. I scrimmed them in reverse on black paper micarta grips. Each grip includes elements of the caribou and wolf. Both the client and I were very satisfied with the way this set came out.
Another nude, this time on standard Colt 1911 bonded ivory grips.
Below is a Colt Model 1911 Officers Model pistol grips in estate elephant ivory. I scrimmed this young lady au natural on the customer-supplied ivory grips. Ivory grips can be pricey, but they tend to age beautifully. However, I don’t recommend them on a gun you plan to shoot. The stress from firing can cause… Continue reading Nude on Ivory Colt 1911 Officers Grips
Below is a pair of Ruger revolver grips in bonded ivory (a mixure of powdered ivory and resin). These attractive grips were scrimmed on both sides with a theme honoring Chief Joseph. The challenge of scrimming portraits is that there is little room for error if you want your subject to be recognized. That means… Continue reading Chief Joseph on Ruger Single Six Bonded Ivory Grips
Below is a pair of Colt Model 1911 pistol grips in genuine black water buffalo horn. These lustrous pistol grips were scrimmed in a technique called “reverse scrimshaw,” which is white on black. The challenge of reverse scrimshaw is that you are drawing the opposite of the way you would on paper (black on white).… Continue reading Leaping Wolf Colt 1911A Grips In Black Buffalo Horn