Two Military Metals on one set of 1911 grips.
I was contacted by a client who wanted a special Christmas gift for a parent who had been awarded both the the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He wanted the medals carved on the pistol grips for a 1911 pistol. I jumped at the chance to do this work for an American Military Hero. The grips were shipped to me and I got right to work since this was a Christmas gift and time was a big factor .
I relief carved the medals into the wood and stained the wood with diluted oil paints. Then I put several coats of finish over the top. I mounted it on my own 1911 to see how they looked. Then I shipped them out to my client.
I was told that it was a very emotional experience when the grip were mounted on the pistol on Christmas. I’m glad I could help make it special for the family.
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