Adam Scepaniak 01.18.24
SK Guns/SK Customs has partnered with Springfield Armory to release the “Michelangelo” series of highly-custom 1911 handguns; the first of many in an early Italian renaissance series. SK Customs is a series-driven, limited-edition manufacturer of custom firearms and they intend to expand out the “Michelangelo” series to also include Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea del Sarto, and Raphael very soon. All of these handguns use the Springfield Armory 1911 Garrison as the basis for their truly magnificent artwork.
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SK Customs uses proprietary color conversion engineering to create a teal color that is highly reflective and permanent. Michelangelo wears genuine imported Italian Olivewood grip panels engraved with Italy’s Fleur de Lis which are hand-painted to match the teal accents on the slide. SK Customs applies a semi-polished finish on the frame and the slide flats and a high-polished finish on the barrel of the firearm. There is selective 24-karat gold plating on the artwork featured on this handgun and on select parts of the gun itself.
Haymarket, Virginia – January, 2024 – SK Customs®, the Nation’s only series-driven, limited-edition manufacturer of custom firearms, is proud to announce the release of the Early Italian Renaissance series in collaboration with Springfield Armory throughout 2024, marking a new era by launching Springfield’s very first engravers model 1911 stainless, chambered in 45 ACP. The series will kick off by featuring Michelangelo, and will be the first installment of a four-part collection of handguns inspired by the art and innovation of the early Italian Renaissance.
Each installment of the Early Italian Renaissance series will be a limited-edition firearm, with only 250 numbered units being released per firearm. The Michelangelo edition will feature some of his most influential work, showcasing David and depictions of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling and the “Madonna della Pietá.”
“The goal of the Early Italian Renaissance series is to symbolize the cultural rebirth of the 15th century and pay homage to the knowledge, art and humanism that sparked iconic paintings, sculptures and architecture during this era,” said Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Customs. “The Michelangelo firearm strikingly introduces this series. The combination of the gold plating and the teal color conversion accents is spectacular, and we are able to pay homage to some of Michelangelo’s most iconic works.”
If you want to own a true showstopper and one of the most eye-catching handguns anyone has ever seen, then you need to add one of the Michelangelo handguns to your collection from SK Customs. These remarkable handguns from Springfield Armory and SK Customs are sure to please. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about SK Customs and Springfield Armory in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.