Blackhawk Grip Question

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by MagBlackhawk, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    I bought these grips on eBay a few years ago, $25 shipped.

    I saw some for sell that looked very similar, they called them African Rosewood.

    Anybody know if that's what these are? There are no markings on the backside.
     

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  2. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    The word you're looking for is pretty. Pretty wood grips
     

  3. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Thank you kindly SavageGuy,
    Here's a couple of close-up pics... I'm thinking it's some kind of Rosewood but :dunno:
     

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  4. 67stingray

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    They do look like Rosewood to me, regardless of what type of wood, very nice looking grips and revolver there.
     
  5. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    I like how you have the two-tone frame. Custom work?
     
  6. VThillman

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    Magnum has bragged on that two-tone job before; you just gave him another opening.
     
  7. Tommycourt

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    I would think Jim would have the best idea of what kind of wood that is. He is a "furniture" guy by making a lot of his own grips and some for others. He would be my "go to" guy.

    Tommy

    P.S. That looks very much like African mahogany. I used that on building the bed for my Model A Ford pick up. Problem is you can only buy it in very small quantities. I was fortunate as I bought some African mahogany that measured 20" high and 50" long with a thickness of 2''. Today it is impossible to buy that size as they quit foresting the rain forest. For a slab to be that large the tree must be at least 125 yrs. old. However smaller pieces are available.
     
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  8. MagBlackhawk

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    Finally... Got somebody to ask! :cool: :laugh2:

    Years of shooting in our hot humid Summer weather wore most of the finish off the grip frame.
    I paid a guy that does Cerakote to blast the remaining black / bluing off of the alloy parts.
    My intention was to polish the parts to a mirror finish but I liked the way they looked as is.

    What's that you say VT? You want another pic? OK, Here you go... :cheesy:
     

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  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I dont pretend to be an expert in exotic woods
    I am fairly familiar with most native woods and some exotics.

    I can tell you , for sure, that your grips are of the Rosewood species, from the color and the grain,as best I can tell from the pic.

    Can't tell ya which country of origin precisely, but if I had to guess , I'd put my money on Brazilian Rosewood.

    Thats where the most of our Rosewoods come from.

    Sample Brazilian Rosewood
    rosewood.jpg

    Jim
     
  10. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    They look good on that revolver,I like wood grips.
     
  11. paulruger

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    Looks like rosewood from Shiner!