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SK Arms Adds Ares to the Gods of Olympus 1911 Engravers Series

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Further expanding its Gods of Olympus Engravers Series, SK Arms adds Ares—the God of war and courage. Following the exquisite characteristics of the first two in the series—Zeus and Poseidon—the Ares uses a Smith & Wesson Full Size 1911 to tell the tale of the son of Zeus. Chambered in .45 ACP, the Ares is as functional as it is worthy of display.

The SK Arms Gods of Olympus Engravers Series – Ares

Using a Smith & Wesson Full Size 1911 as a canvas, the pistol uses engraving and gold plating to detail the life of one of the most prominent and recognized Olympians. Known as the god of war, Ares personifies sheer brutality and bloodlust. Likewise, an association with Ares is considered to endow places, objects, and other deities with savage, dangerous, or militarized qualities.

Running the length of the top of the slide, Ares’ spear features a 24K gold head and sauroter (spear buttcap). On the right side of the slide are Ares’ helmet, shield, and sword, in 24K gold plating. Likewise, deep engraving signifies deep cracks in the Earth’s crust from battle, with flames surrounding the scene in SK’s highly reflective conversion technique. The rear of the slide features a vulture atop the serial number XXX/200.

The obverse side of the slide highlights scenes of Ares’ epic battles in 24K gold surrounded by flames. Light whisps of smoke arise from the flames on both sides of the slide, adding depth to the scenes. At the rear of the slide, behind broken earth, is a depiction of the wild boar Ares turned himself into to kill Adonis.

The grips are made of black Kirinite and have a Greek Key border running the circumference of each side. Framed within the border on the right side is Ares in full battle armor, with a spear detailed in 24K gold. On the left side is Ares’ vulture and dog, symbolizing loyalty and protection.

Further adding to the dramatic two-tone aesthetic, all controls feature 24K gold plating, contrasting the polished steel frame and slide. Likewise, the extractor, skeletonized hammer, bushing, and magazine baseplate are all plated in 24K gold as well.