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Old October 31, 2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Recommendations for ivory engraver?

I've purchased some pre-ban ivory 1911 grips from Ryan at and am looking for recommendations on an engraving shop. I'd like to add some Naval Aviator wings to the panels.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a shop that engraves ivory?

Better yet, does anybody have a recommendation for such a shop within face to face distance of Kansas City?


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Old October 31, 2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Not in Kansas,but I would check with Nutmeg LLC. The sell/do excellent work with ivory grips.
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Old October 31, 2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Call Dale Woody at . I believe he does ivory work, but if not he probably knows someone who does.
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Old November 1, 2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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That is going to be cool. We want pics of the finished product.
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:04 AM   #5
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Unless you want heavily-carved wings in relief, I would suggest that you be looking for a scrimshander, rather than an engraver.

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Old November 1, 2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Yes, scrim, not engrave.
Danny Caywood used to do this. Don't know if he still does with his gun manufacturing business keeping him busy anymore.
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