Grail Guardian

A One-of-A-Kind Engraved 1911 & Case

Introducing The Grail Guardian, a masterpiece that redefines the iconic 1911 pistol, infused with the allure and bravery of Arthurian legend. This limited edition seamlessly blends the revered 1911 design, chambered in the powerful .45 ACP, with the epic narratives of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, presenting a piece that transcends time.

Crafted with an attention to detail that harks back to an era where chivalry and courage were the guiding principles, The Grail Guardian captures the essence of the Round Table’s ethos of equality and unity. This pistol, accompanied by an exquisite chest, pays tribute to the noble journey of Arthurian knights, embodying the quest for purity, faith, and the soul’s aspiration towards a higher calling.

The Grail Guardian pistol is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship, carved from a solid block to ensure that each part — the frame, slide, and minor components — is honed to perfection and hand-finished. Its design is accentuated by an extended bushing compensator, providing not just a unique visual appeal that captivates the beholder but also a canvas for the stunning hand-engraved detailing inspired by medieval manuscripts, complete with elaborate borders and miniature illustrations all masterfully engraved by Jonathon Quill.

The custom grips offer a departure from conventional designs, drawing inspiration from the pioneering work of Henri St. Jean, an obscure Malibu-based grip maker renowned for his avant-garde creations that stood apart from the design norms of his time. Crafted from ebony wood, each grip panel features an elegantly understated sword motif, poised as if caught in gentle motion, enhancing the pistol’s enigmatic aura.

Complementing this remarkable pistol is the unparalleled Armada-style chest, a testament to American craftsmanship by the esteemed Blacksmith and Metal Artist, J. Van de Walker. Tipping the scales at around 70 pounds, this chest is a contemporary tribute to the legendary Nuremberg and Armada chests, renowned for their durable protection and intricate metalwork, characteristic of the 15th to 17th centuries.

Every aspect of The Grail Guardian Chest, from its robust casing and concealed latch panels to the intricate internal gear mechanisms and key, is painstakingly hand-forged, echoing the diligent artistry of the ancients. This chest doesn’t just secure The Grail Guardian pistol; it stands as a remarkable piece of artistry in its own right, showcasing the enduring strength, elegance, and skill of historical craftsmanship, proudly American-made.

The Grail Guardian pistol and chest ensemble celebrates the fusion of gunsmithing and blacksmithing arts, intertwining history, myth, and unmatched craftsmanship into a unique collectible destined to endure through the ages.

Grail Guardian: SOLD

Only 1 Grail Guardian will ever exist.  A nonrefundable $5,000 deposit is required to hold the pistol with the balance due in 30 days via wire transfer or ACH.  If you attempt to purchase the Grail Guardian and receive an error at checkout, that means it is no longer available and the website has not yet been updated.

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