They were seafarers, raiders, and feared warriors. Now known as Vikings, with a complex and conflicting history, blending fact and myth, the legacy of the fearsome Norsemen endures. This edition is a tribute to the Viking Warrior.
While modern imagination may synthesize history with Norse mythology, the life of a Viking was certainly defined by conflict. Raiding, and victorious conquest, meant survival in the harsh North - assuming that one conquered the violent sea and storms in their path.
The great sea serpent, Jörmungandr, mythologically loomed and was the great enemy of the legendary hero Thor. A dramatic carving in stainless steel coils on the top of this custom Kimber 1911, amidst the wave-like nordic scroll. Thor’s hammer is engraved above the firing pin, primed to release lead, if not lightning.
The slide features a symbolic sea battle with different depictions of the sea monster and the Viking Drakkar, the wooden longboat each with a carved head of its own monster. Lightning over the windswept waves illuminates the oldest of battles - Man vs Nature. Portraits of Viking warriors resolutely staring onwards complete the masterful collage.
The spring cover is uniquely engraved with a full Viking sail. Extensive coverage of the flowing nordic scroll wrap around the frame and trigger guard. And finally, engraved in deep relief on the frontstrap and custom grips is the Valknut, the Viking symbol of fallen heroes.
It is said that a Viking’s funeral marked the end of a life of war. Flames consumed the body and longboat on one final sea voyage - a fitting end for a Viking Warrior.
-Merlin Enright, Master Engraver
Altamont Special Edition Series firearms feature unique, thematic patterns designed by master engravers, with a set Limited Edition quantity that cannot be exceeded. As these firearms will be more rare and ultimately more difficult to obtain, they may have additional collector interest.
The Engraving Grade AAA Special Edition of The Kimber 1911 Viking Warrior is limited to 200. The Engraving Grade AA Special Edition of The Kimber 1911 Viking Warrior is limited to 300.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GRADE AAA EDITION.
This is a special edition, custom engraved Kimber 1911 Government, .45 ACP, designed and engraved by Merlin Enright. An ALTAMONT® Exclusive. The spectacular deep relief engraving features custom Viking Warrior engraving. The slide, frame, and even the safety lever and slide stop have deep relief coverage. This is bold American engraving at its finest.
This stunning piece is complemented by custom engraved Super Rosewood grips, made exclusively by ALTAMONT® for this special edition. The pictures don't do it justice.
Stock photos shown. This is not a one of one engraved firearm, but is engraved with the same care and attention to execute this spectacular pattern one gun at a time.
A presentation box is also available as an optional add-on for $169. USA Made. The box includes a Velvet Pillow for gun placement. Choose from American Walnut or Cherry, with solid wood lid or with glass lid.
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|GRADE A||Factory Engraving Coverage of the main firearm sections. Standard depth of traditional deep relief engraving.|
|GRADE AA||Extensive Engraving Coverage including special detailing on accent components. Special or extra depth considerations specifically custom to the engraving pattern.|
|GRADE AAA||Master Level Coverage. Exquisite and complex detailing and coverage. Engraved at the ideal or maximum depth of spectacular deep relief engraving.|
|EXHIBITION / MUSEUM GRADE||Perfectly engraved firearms with no perceivable flaws, exhibition wood or ‘one of a kind’ exotic material.|
|PROTOTYPE / CUSTOM GRADE||Early, unique or deviant versions of an engraving pattern, which may reflect the development of the engraving pattern, may be ‘one of a kind’ or highly rare for certain features, and may be of collector interest.|