What type of wood is this?

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  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel
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    I found this when I googled 1911 grips on the images section.

    I really like this color! And I too have a matte stainless 1911 as well :thumbup:

    I planned on getting some nice punisher grips but this picture has turned me into a wood man :D

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    I can post more pics of the same gun to give different angles as well...
     
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  2. thelendog

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    ?????
     
  3. SquackDaddy

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    All I can see is a red X, so without seeing an actual picture, my guess is that it is MorningWood.
     
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  7. cbzdel

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    weird.. the images show up and the link works in firefox but not in IE!! let me see if I can find the same images in IE..
     
  8. cbzdel

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    That should work, I just did a print screen and uploaded to tinypic :)
     
  9. Sawz

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    I would say that it is either Bloodwood or Paduak
     
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    It is hard to tell from a pic but those look to be made from Satina wood (bloodwood).
     
  12. MarkSBG

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    Probably bloodwood like this:
    bloodwood-2.jpg

    or perhaps rosewood like this:
     
  13. old_heli_logger

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    My vote would be cocobolo too...
     
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    I don't think its bloodwood gentlemen, there is too much grain. And that would be a very red rosewood (most rosewood I've seen is MUCH darker, this would be a freaky piece of rosewood). I still think its a very red cocobolo. Look on Esmeralda's site, there are several grips that look almost exactly like that and are listed as cocobolo...
     
  15. MarkSBG

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    It also may be dyed or have a dark stain.
     
  16. cbzdel

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    hmmm.. I am now thinking cocobolo to.. I found this pic:
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    (hope this works haha)

    That pic makes it look alot darker, it must just be the lighting or a photo shoped picture..

    Looks like Cocobolo is my grip wood of choice, now just have to find a good place to buy them from.
     
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    I'm thinking; cocobolo...
     
  19. Natty Bumpo

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    I would say cocobolo.

    Seems not to be nearly Red enough for bloodwood, and, while it is orange enough to be padauk, padauk isn't all that common in grips. Or not that I know of. Padauk also has a coarser and more porous appearance. The grain pattern on your grips also suggests cocobolo.

    Cocobolo is a very common grip material, and can run a gamut of shades from very dark red to a very light orange. The orange shade would likely stay that way with a clear film finish like lacquer or varnish.

    BTW, I have a set of Esmeralda's grips for my stainless J frame. Exquisite is all I can saw about them. Right up with with Craig Spegels.
     
  20. huntpotter

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    Looks like cocobolo to me. I've had lots of 1911 grips that are cocobolo, some are more orange/red, some are more brown/black. Cocobolo is a common wood for grips, because of it's natural resistance to rot and moisture.
     

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