Sarge's grips

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Bender, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    So I'm planning of having Sarge make me a set of grips for the Delta Elite.
    Looking at a faux ivory,'s the question.

    Would a white ivory or a slightly yellowed, antiqued ivory with the medallions
    look better on a blued model?
  2. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011

  3. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    I'm partial to white. Just me though, I bet either would look good.
  4. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

    Aug 23, 2011
  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I'm not spending $350+ on a set of grips, thanks for the suggestion, but not going to happen!

    I'm also looking at some Ironwood grips from Esmeralda. I need to see if she will inset the Delta medallions.
  6. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Any of these would fell great with the Celtic knot or mosaic surface treatment,, Ron

  7. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    White for sure bro!
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    The last two are Andean Alder.. They turn out like this.. Ron
  9. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    He sure makes some nice grips.
  10. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
  11. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011

    Since these will be going on my Delta Elite,.......they will be a plain grip,
    no checkering or design, and will have the Delta medallions installed
  12. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Greg, I think I woud prefer the antiqued ivory. I think it would add to the character of the pistol.
  13. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    Aug 23, 2011
    Ron, nice collection of grips! Glad to see I'm not the only wood guy here. You can over time spend a small fortune on grips and they end up accumulating around the bedroom. I was looking at several pairs's a similar pair of Esmeralda cocobolas...
  14. OlympicFox

    OlympicFox Active Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    This thread rang true for me on two levels. First, Sarge's grips - we've got Sarge's grips on two of our 1911's; my Ed Brown SFC and my wife's Dan Wesson Guardian. They are beautifully made and nothing else fits better.

    Black and White Ebony

    Walnut Burl

    The other thing was the ivory grip question. I bought a set of ivory grips some time back figuring that someday I'd buy the perfect 1911 for them. As in blued and polished. But, every time I go shopping for a Govt model 1911, it's a stainless one that follows me home. So, this thread got me to wondering what my hardchromed Nighthawk would look like with the ivory grips vs. the G10 grips it usually wears. Comments welcome.


  15. Fiddler1537

    Fiddler1537 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 13, 2013
    Certainly like them both - but it is hard to look away from the G10's - that is just right!
  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Love the look of those Ivory grips!
  17. Troll hunter

    Troll hunter 1911 enthusiast/collector Supporting Addict

    Mar 24, 2012
    White may be to bright. I would go for a slightly yellowed grip.
    Talking about faux ivory, do you know Tru Ivory?
    Ed Brown used them on the Centennial Edition.
  18. Kutz

    Kutz 1911zzz

    Oct 6, 2012
    Aged is better.
  19. OlympicFox

    OlympicFox Active Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Aged is definitely better. In fact, I'm getting purdy close to purfect!! :rofl:

    I'd love to have my ivory grips "aged" but I'm not sure I'll still be around to appreciate them by the time they develop that classic look.

    Question: Do ivory grips age faster with use, by sitting in the sun (not much of that either at my latitude) or just by getting older?

    Maybe I should buy an inexpensive Iver Johnson polished blued 1911 just to show off the grips. Maybe I should buy a blued Colt instead. :thumb:
  20. Rick McC.

    Rick McC. Active Member

    May 3, 2013
    Sarge's Elephant Ivory:


    Sarge's Walnut Burl:


    Sarge's Amboyna Burl:


    Sarge's Ironwood Burl:


    Sarge's Spalted Maple:


    Sarge's Afzelia Exlay:



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