Press Release: A True Damascus 1911

Cabot Guns To Display a Folded Steel Damascus Pistol

Looking for something unique to write about? Here’s another first from Cabot Guns, a true folded steel Damascus 1911 on display at SHOT 2014, Booth 508.

To our knowledge the Cabot Damascus 1911 is the first traditional folded steel Damascus pistol ever produced.  Other pistols described as Damascus are formed from powdered Damascus, not the real thing. 

Born from a 50 layer block of American artisan made stainless steel by master Damascus craftsman Chad Nichols, the Cabot Damascus 1911 represents a new achievement.  Extraordinary to machine and grind this may be the one and only pistol to ever be produced from true traditional folded Damascus steel. 

A sign of wealth since biblical times, Damascus steel was used to create the weapons of Kings and Chieftains.  Valued for it’s beauty and strength, Damascus steel was not only an indication of power by it’s holder but was also considered to contain mythical properties.  It is with this inspiration we have crafted this 1911.

The grips for this pistol are also a work of art.  Commissioned from sculptor and artist Brian Challis, the grips on the Cabot Damascus 1911 are created from an ancient tooth of the wooly mammoth.  Other refined details include the Cabot Tri-Star trigger with a rounded front pad knurled on a rounded and radius pattern, yet another engineering feat.

See you at SHOT! – Cabot Guns – Booth 508

Cabot Guns’ 1911 pistols represent a new standard in the firearms industry. They are the implementation of prideful engineering and precision manufacturing in all that we create; 100% American product; from the American born solid blocks billet steel which forms the backbone of allCabot Guns, to the workers plying their precision trade in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania.

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