Box Elder Burl Grips By Nate Challis


The Box Elder is a fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 10–25 m (35–80 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of 30–50 cm (12–20 in), rarely up to 1 m (3.3 ft) diameter. It often has several trunks and can form impenetrable thickets. The typical lifespan of box elder is only 60 years. Under exceptionally favorable conditions, it may live to 100 years. The photos show the actual scales Nate used to make this set of one-off custom grips.  Fits Full size and Commander Alchemy 1911’s with or without a magwell.

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