Re: How to customize your 1911 grips
Carl... I think the term you are looking for is "holographic effect"... yes Koa is like that if you find the right pieces... what is also amazing is the color... and it is not apparent when you are finished working on it... keep handling the grips and let it sit... it will take on a rich shade of red as time goes one. The olive wood does that too... although not as dramatic as koa... but my grips are getting more beautiful each day.
Bet most out there think I'm nuts.
Your koa wood grips look great Carl... can't wait to see mine.