Custom designed knives

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

(314) 276-6936

Member of the Knifemakers' Guild

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only

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

Any recent changes below are now marked with 2 red stars **

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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.   The latest I am aware of is the March 2015 issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS.  Also, 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.

March 2016 issue of GUN SHOW - THE BEST OF COMBAT HANDGUNS pg 48-49    "All American Dream Iron" by Republic Forge.  Thank you for the suggestions on where I can be "seen", Dan

December 1st 2015:  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.

**Did you know Ted Nugent loves 1911's?  Republic Forge is producing a limited run of 10mm pistols designed & signed by Ted Nugent.  All pistols will have my ivory & will have that classic white ivory with brown bark lines.  I believe there is still time to purchase one.  Here is a link to Teds facebook page covering this limited edition pistol.  TED NUGENT 10MM PISTOL.

**SHOT 2016 was a huge success!  In addition to Cabot Guns and Republic Forge, I will now be working with Nighthawk Custom to initially produce 10 sets of grips from cross cut ivory personally picked out by Owner & CEO Mark Stone!  I also brought back some of the most beautiful Russian ivory I have ever had at one time.  I will be posting 4-6 pairs of new grips January 28th 2016 at 2:00pm central. 

Also, keep an eye out for a new fixed blade knife I designed and am producing with matching grips.  You have asked & asked and it is coming in less than 30 days!

On January 28th 2016 grips listed:  GG897,GG896, GG892, GG891, GG895, GG894, and GG890

Next listing of 4-6 grips are planned for February 16th 2016.  None are completed, but I am working to have at least 1 pair of knock out "blue" Mammoth.  Price ranges from $425 - $700.  Thanks,  Dan

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GG897 - Black as Coal on White Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg897

IVORY: Siberia Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Jeff Meister custom 1911's, Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Jeff Meister custom, Dan Wesson, Wilson, 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: These slipped through my normal 1:00pm listing, but I just didn't want to wait to get these out there.  Super rare, these "black" ivory grips came out of the coal mines of Siberia.  I only set 1 or 2 pairs per year in this "Black & White" combination.  They can real pop on my Ed Brown and so be sure to click on the picture see how they might look on your 1911.  Just a really cool set that is in colors than even blue Mammoth.

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.

Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or that special pistol in your collection just screaming for ivory to complete its look.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Melissa & Mark!

 

GG896 - 2 pairs of Book Matched  Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg896

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Jeff Meister custom 1911's, Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Jeff Meister custom, Dan Wesson, Wilson, 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: Here is a rare opportunity to own not only Blue Mammoth Ivory grips, but 2 book matched sets of grips!  The "fail" rate is high when trying to book match 2 sets of grips, but I saw the opportunity when I was at 75% completion and so I invested the extra time.  If you ever wanted 2 sets of grips matched to each other, don't let these get away.  It happens less than a handful of times each year.  Nice deep ocean water blue, these have a full range of blue tones along with neutral colors peeking out in the upper corners.

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.

Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or that special pistol in your collection just screaming for ivory to complete its look.

PRICE: sold

Thanks again Bob!

 

GG892 - Powder Blue to blue green Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Alaskagg892

PISTOL TYPES: Jeff Meister custom 1911's, Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Jeff Meister custom, Dan Wesson, Wilson, 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: If "blues" don't do it for you, skip these grips.  Nice elegant set of blue Mammoth that would do well with any blued, case colored, or black pistol.  Under magnification, one can see that Mother Nature actually built them with thousands of tiny blue dots, which guarantees even the biggest skeptic that these are real Mammoth ivory & that it took many many years for Mother Nature to alter the ivory in this way.  They also will be an extremely durable set likely to out last your pistol.  And with a very high polish they 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 one of my pistols.  Great investment grade set of Mammoth ivory grips.

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.

Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or that special pistol in your collection just screaming for ivory to complete its look.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Dale!!

GG891 - "Cross Cut" Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg891

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 silver Aluminum 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 Bob H. in Alaska!

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!

GG894 - Flawless Elephant Ivory Full Size 1911 Gripsgg894 

(No international shipping, no exceptions)

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: pre-ban Elephant

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 and/or bob tail (Ed Brown). Beveled heal & MSH pin cutout. Thumb groove for improved access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Take a look at the larger picture by clicking on the small picture above.  These have the authenticity effect of showing a grain pattern when viewed straight on.  These took an exceptional polish , but still show color depth. Just a pure representation of Elephant ivory and its unique character. They will not only offer a great contrast, and framing, to any black or blue gun, but they will also make a great investment. Pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is getting more scarce all the time, and as such, these grips will only increase in value over time.  As noted above:  prices for pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is becoming more and more expensive as the supply dries up.

All edges and corners were de-horned to make them a soft feel in the hand when shooting. These also 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!)

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only, no shipping to New York City, New Jersey or California.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Peter!

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.  !

 

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: $350 available!

Dansivorygrips@yahoo.com

GG889 - Tri-Marbled Mammoth Tooth ivory 1911 Gripsgg889

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: These have a nice tri-color with grey and blue ripples that give these "movement" and a desert like appearance.  The rich browns have a 3-dimentional look where you can see deep below the surface. 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 Dennis!

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!

GG882 - Flawless Elephant Ivory Full Size 1911 Gripsgg860 

(No international shipping, no exceptions)

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: pre-ban Elephant

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 and/or bob tail (Ed Brown). Beveled heal & MSH pin cutout. Thumb groove for improved access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Take a look at the larger picture by clicking on the small picture above.  These have the authenticity effect of looking white when viewed straight on, but change the viewing angle and the grain and growth pattern appears.  These took an exceptional polish , but still show color depth. Just a pure representation of Elephant ivory and its unique character. They will not only offer a great contrast, and framing, to any black or blue gun, but they will also make a great investment. Pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is getting more scarce all the time, and as such, these grips will only increase in value over time.  As noted above:  prices for pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is becoming more and more expensive as the supply dries up.

All edges and corners were de-horned to make them a soft feel in the hand when shooting. These also 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!)

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only, no shipping to New York City, New Jersey or California.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Chris!

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

GG874 - Columbian Bronze & Grey Blue Mammoth ivory 1911 Gripsgg874

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

Columbian Mammoth: Waco Texas U.S.

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:  Yes, you read the heading correctly.  This ivory tusk was found just outside Waco Texas and just may be the only Columbian Mammoth ivory found in America that was not petrified.  If you would like to learn more about the Columbian Mammoth, just Google: Columbian Mammoth Waco Texas.  On the initial find a museum was created where a nursery was found, but this tusk was found just outside that museums boundary and thereby available to purchase. 

These are in the most natural and pristine condition when the Mammoth expired.  With nice bronze and hints of blue combination, these are highly book matched by cutting the ivory on the end grain rather than length wise on the tusk.  That is why the ivory pattern appears to be formed like rings on a tree. It creates a very dramatic effect rarely seen in any type of ivory. They are inlayed into 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 Mark!

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. !

GG863 - Flame Maple exotic wood grips from my shop - 1911 full size grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg863

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:  These Maple wood grips have great clarity and movement in the grain with a almost "flame" appearance.  I treated these with a hardener to provide extended life and to keep their clean appearance.  I polishing file will be included so that they can be brought back to mint condition with just a few strokes of the green and then white side of the file.

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 Gary!

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!

GG855 - Pure Blue Mammoth Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg855

IVORY: Alaska

PISTOL TYPES: Jeff Meister custom 1911's, Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Jeff Meister custom, Dan Wesson, Wilson, 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: If "blues" don't do it for you, skip these grips. One of my favorite types of blue, these seem to change color from bright sky blue, to a deep ocean blue, when they are viewed from different angles and under different types of light. These are a nice clean and durable set that will upgrade the look of any 1911 and certainly add value since "blue" of this type is so rare. 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 and my Kimber Stainless II.  Great 3 dimensional look where a blue crackle pattern appears BELOW the surface blue.  Great investment grade set of Mammoth ivory grips.

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.

Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or that special pistol in your collection just screaming for ivory to complete its look.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Dale!  You are building one of the most extensive blue Mammoth grip collections

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!

GG845 - Blue Giraffe Bone 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg845

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), MHS pin notch $ beveled heal.

COMMENTS:   I did a special run of Giraffe grips for a company and kept the set I liked the most.  Click on the picture above to view them on my pistol and you will also see a photo taken from the September issue of G & A page 78.  They list for $380.  From me, less than half of that.  Beautiful set that will be extremely durable.  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 so remember to click on the picture to see a larger image.

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 Thomas (and Susan)!

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

GG837 - Classic Bark Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg837

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.  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 Richard!


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!

 

GG823 - Flawless Elephant Ivory Full Size 1911 Gripsgg823 (black veined)

(No international shipping, no exceptions)

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: pre-ban Elephant

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 and/or bob tail (Ed Brown). Beveled heal & MSH pin cutout. Thumb groove for improved access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Rare to capture all 3 colors/layers of Elephant ivory: 1) inner ivory that appears in heavy patina 2) white ivory layer most often found in grips 3) outer bark that has the notable black vertical ticking.  These have great book matching, but the black bark lines are what set these apart from other Elephant ivory grips

Please click on the picture to see a better view and how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.  As noted above:  prices for pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is becoming more and more expensive as the supply dries up.

All edges and corners were de-horned to make them a soft feel in the hand when shooting.  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!)

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only, no shipping to New York,  New Jersey or California.

PRICE: sold!

Thanks Randy!

GG822 - Blue Mammoth Ivory (end grain cut) 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg822

IVORY: Columbia South America

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: Beyond book matched, these mirror matched grips have high visual acuity that gives great depth of color and a truly mint look.  The end grain view, in blue Mammoth, is just plain sexy.

It goes without saying that these grips will "pop" and "scream" off any black, blue, or stainless 1911 pistol. Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look 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!

GG816 - Flawless Bark Elephant Ivory Full Size 1911 Gripsgg816

(No international shipping, no exceptions)

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: pre-ban Elephant

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 and/or bob tail (Ed Brown). Beveled heal & MSH pin cutout. Thumb groove for improved access to magazine release.

COMMENTS:  Now we are getting to the last of a tusk, the Beautiful outer layer of Elephant ivory often called the "bark".  Rich caramels and touches of "battle scars" along the surface give it a very rich look and a glimpse of what the ivory looks like in its natural state.  Heals show the white outer ivory and the darker cross hatching growth (see larger picture for picture of heal.) 

 Please click on the picture to see a better view and how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.  As noted above:  prices for pre-ban documented Elephant ivory is becoming more and more expensive as the supply dries up.

All edges and corners were de-horned to make them a soft feel in the hand when shooting.  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!)

No international shipment of Elephant ivory, no exceptions U.S. only, no shipping to New York City or New Jersey.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Dale!

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!

GG778 - Intense blue & black on Bronze Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg778

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.

Cabot guns: If you own a Cabot, please mention the model at the time of your purchase. Some will require modifications based on which model.

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: Deep ocean blues & black on warm bronze ivory have these looking truly ancient, but somehow still in mint condition. With a very complex pattern, and different shades of blue, these change color when you view them at different angles or under indoor verses natural lighting. This will be readily apparent for you and others when you get them out on the shooting range. Will frame out nicely on a stainless pistol, but also add life to a black. Click on the picture above to see them on my Kimber stainless.  A nice clean and durable set that will upgrade any 1911 and certainly adding value since "blue" is becoming more rare. 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 so remember to click on the picture to see a larger image.

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 Dale!

GG771 - Golden Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockgg771

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, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Dead perfect book matching and bark lines on a backdrop of bronze Carmel  ivory, make these a great example of what Mammoth ivory has best to offer. Flawless in everyway these will likely out live your pistol.  With its high gloss, and totally smooth surface, these have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. With their warm buttery feel it will be hard to put these down once their on your pistol.

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!)

CANNOT SHIP UNTIL JANUARY 26TH 2015 ! (After I return from the Vegas SHOT show)

PRICE:   SOLD       Thanks Brett in Kingwood Texas! 

 

GG769 - Midnight Blue Bark on Patina White Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg769

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

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.

COMMENTS: NOTE, THESE ARE OFFICER/COMPACT 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 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 Kimber Ultra CDP II.  Again, keep in mind that these fit a Compact frame.

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 Joe!

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

GG766 touch of bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

gg766ARTIST: 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" 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 again Sergio


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!

CP100 - Officers/Compact "Crackle" White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockcp100

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, Thumb groove for better(speed) access to magazine release. Traditional notch for MSH pin and bevel on heals.

COMMENTS: Remember, these are for a Compact 1911.  It is a rare occurrence where the bark/fossil lines sit on a backdrop of white ivory (more white than Elephant ivory) and as such these will dramatically change the look of your Compact 1911.  For better illustration, click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber Ultra.  These were tested to make sure that they have a soft feel in the hand with no sharp edges.  Just that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  I did check the mag release and a thumb groove would improve access.  Just let me know and I will put one in prior to shipment.  Excellent candidate for an  every day carry compact 1911 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


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!

CP063- Officers/Compact Chocolate & Black Mammoth Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnockcp063

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: Remember, these are Compact/Officer sized grips.  These took a very high gloss during the polish process and so please click on the picture to get a better view of their true colors seen on one of my pistols. Just a wonderful set of grips from beached washed Alaskan ivory. Super unusual and rare colors of chocolate and black, these are ready to make a major impact on the look of your pistol. These will work well on any black, blue, stainless or two tone pistol and with their high gloss, and totally smooth surface, they have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close. And they have that warm buttery feel you only get with real ivory.  These will be a very durable set and feel soft in the hand.

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, these meet/exceed all specifications set by 1911 pistol manufactures.

PRICE: sold

Thanks Brandon in Perryton Texas!

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.

CP062 - Officers/Compact Brown Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 gripscp062

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 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

 

GG618 - High Contrast Bark Mammoth Ivory 1911 Gripsgg618

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:

This highly book matched set has nice bark lines on white ivory and thus makes a great example of what Mammoth ivory is all about.  All edges have been de-horned for a nice soft feel in the hand.  Click on the picture and you will see how they "pop" off of my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol.   With its high gloss, and totally smooth surface, these have a almost 3-dimensional look when viewed up close.  And with their warm buttery feel it will be hard to put these down once their on 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!) 

PRICE: sold

Thanks Kingsley!

GG612 -  Golden to Patina Mammoth ivory 1911 gripsgg612

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 a golden hue that makes them look like very old Elephant ivory, but with their flawless finish and high gloss, still be in mint condition.  A touch a bark near the heal further identifies their age of 10,000 plus years.  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.  Mainspring housing notch can be added upon request.  Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look 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!)

 These will be an extremely durable set of grips and therefore perfect for a everyday carry pistol.

PRICE: sold

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GG589 - Warm honey Mammoth ivory 1911 grips with touches of blue & green.gg589

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: Gold and green colors will bring warmth to any 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

 

cp047

CP047 - Officers/Compact Ancient Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

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: Remember these are Compact/Officer sized grips.

Whether they are called "Black Lightening" or "Black Bark", they are a pair of grips that get noticed. Great example of how something so ancient looking can also be in pristine condition and despite this appearance, these are totally smooth and have that warm buttery feel you get with real ivory. Rare to have such a high contrast of white and black ivory appearing on the same grips. Should frame out well on any pistol, but naturally will have the greatest impact on a black or dark blue pistol. Don't forget to click on the picture to see how they look on my Kimber CDP II.

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 Eric Charlotte North Carolina!

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!

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GG499 - Bright Sky Blue on bright white Mammoth ivory - 1911 ivory grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

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 and/or bob tail (Ed Brown)

COMMENTS: Equal amounts of blues, browns, and blacks makes these an exceptional book matched set. Also, it is rare to find ancient Mammoth ivory(10,000 yrs+ old) with its original white ivory intact, these grips have those great blues that seem to have skated across the surface and then mother nature did her thing turning parts of the ivory black and brown. I do not get this opportunity often where the completed grips have such a high contrast between the different colors. These will just "pop" off of any black, blue, or stainless pistol and give it a whole new look.

If you click on the picture you will see how they look on my Ed Brown Special Forces pistol. Will make a strong statement to any pistol. Truly a very unique set of grips with 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.

Fine for every day carry or out at the range. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols to the ultimate of rare ivory's.

PRICE: SOLD!

Thanks Frank P. of Saint Louis Missouri!

gg368

GG368 - White Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

IVORY: Siberia - Russia

PISTOL TYPES: Colt, All Kimbers, Springfields, Ed Brown, Cabot, Les Baer, Uselton, Dan Wesson, Wilson, 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: This highly book matched set of grips are a classic example of why the word "bark" is often used in describing Mammoth ivory. This set has beautiful white ivory with dark brown bark lines running from head to toe on each panel. These bark lines run barely below the surface and so while they have a crackle appearance, the surface is totally smooth and the grips will be very durable with no chance of cracking or breaking. This kind of ivory really gets noticed at the range or in your holster so be prepared. The panels took a very high gloss you come to expect and the bark adds great depth of color and validity to being true Mammoth Ivory that is over 10,000 years old. They will work great on any color pistol with the best "pop" being on black and blue pistols.

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.

Fine for every day carry or out at the range. Don't forget to click on the picture to see a larger view of them on my Kimber.

Meets or exceeds all of Kimbers and Colts custom shops specifications. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols.

PRICE: SOLD!

Thanks Craig!

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GG349 - Mammoth Bark Ivory 1911 Grips

ARTIST: Dan Chinnock

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, bob tail (Ed Brown) or Kimber's Super Carry Pro. Thumb groove for better access to magazine release.

COMMENTS: Dead perfect book matching and golden bark lines, on a backdrop of nice white ivory, make these a great example of what Mammoth ivory has best to offer. 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. With their warm buttery feel it will be hard to put these down once their on your pistol. Be prepared to draw huge attention at the range. Folks will think you have bought a new high end custom pistol.

Clicking on the above picture will even show how they look on my Kimber. 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. Don't forget to click on the picture to see a larger view of them. Meets or exceeds all of Kimbers and Colts custom shops specifications. Perfect for a everyday carry pistol or upgrading one of your pistols.

PRICE: $450 SOLD!


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.

Contact Dan Chinnock