Guerrilla Outfitters laser engraves and finishes these handcrafted wood 1911 grips. The Trojan Horse 1911 grips are sized to fit full sized government or commander frames with single stack magwells.
The Trojan Horse is engraved and filled white and during the finishing process takes on a vintage look. The wood is maple, stained green and completely finished. I have one set in stock and ready to ship.
These grips are made from start to finish in the USA. A 10% donation will be made to the Green Beret Foundation, designated for 10th Group, for this purchase.
HISTORY (from USAREUR):
As the 10th Group became established in Germany, a new item of headgear, the green beret, appeared in rapidly increasing numbers. The Group Commander, Colonel William E. Ekman, authorized the wear of the beret and it became Group policy in 1954. By 1955, every Special Forces soldier in Germany was wearing the Green Beret as a permanent part of his uniform. Department of the Army did not, however, recognize the headgear.
Captain Roger Pezzelle designed the silver Trojan Horse badge for wear on the beret. It remained the unofficial badge until 1962, when the Department of the Army authorized the official Distinguished Unit Insignia and green cloth "flash" which are wom today. Rumor has it the first green cloth flash was cut from a pool table in Bad Tolz Germany.