SK Customs is proud to announce its partnership with Springfield Armory to introduce the Early Italian Renaissance Series, a collection of limited edition engravers model 1911 pistols. Dubbed the “Gold Series,” This limited batch of only 25 completed series sets have consecutive serial numbers and matching edition numbers.
The Gold Series guns are accompanied by a limited edition of engraved 24k gold etched blades numbered to match each set by renowned knife maker Coltellerie Maserin established in 1960. Since the beginning the company has been a reference in that artisan tradition over the centuries has led Maniago, “city of knives”, to excel everywhere for the quality of its products. No other guns in this series will have this added value.
Drawing inspiration from the cultural rebirth of the 15th century, the Early Italian Renaissance Series showcases the masterpieces of renowned artists such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Andrea del Sarto, and Raphael. Each firearm in the series is adorned with intricate engravings depicting iconic artworks.
Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “David,” is known for its impeccable craftsmanship and is portrayed on the firearm. The firearm also features depictions of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, including the iconic image of God and Adam’s fingers almost touching, as well as the “Madonna della Pietá.”
Da Vinci’s most celebrated works, including the “Mona Lisa” captivates audiences worldwide, and are now featured on this firearm. The 1911 also showcases Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” and “The Last Supper,” symbolizing the artist’s contributions to the world of art.
Andrea del Sarto’s intricate details and colors of “Battesimo Della Gente,” “Triumph of Caesar,” and “The Disputation on the Trinity” are beautifully depicted on the third firearm, showcasing the artist’s remarkable skill and his ability to capture the essence of his subjects.
Raphael’s artworks such as “The Garvagh Madonna,” “The Three Graces,” and “The Miraculous Draught of Fishes” come to life on the final firearm, capturing the essence of Raphael’s timeless creations for art enthusiasts and firearm collectors alike.
SK Customs’ proprietary color conversion engineering ensures a highly reflective and permanent color on the steel slide of each firearm. The pistols also boast Italian Olivewood grip panels engraved with Italy’s Fleur De Lis which are hand painted to match the color accents on the slide. The semi-polished finish on the frame and slide flats, high polished barrel, and selective 24k gold plating on the art and select parts complete these works of art.
A custom made display case is optional and can be built to order in either a wall hung version with an etched glass lid or a table display version with hardwood top and glass dustcover to display all four pistols and a knife.