What kind of fancy grips do you have on your 1911's? I had a pair of them buffalo horn grips and they were SWEET. Although I sold them, they were one of the prettiest sets of grips I have ever laid eyes on.
I really hope that I do not sound like a braggart. I cut my own. Some of my 1911' sport grips made from Mesquite, Purple Heart, and a Burl that know one knew what it was, found it in the scrap box at the Wood Worker Supply.