Cabot Guns makes some of the world’s finest pistols. The company is also home to some of the world’s best PR. When it comes to gun pron pics, Cabot is second to none. And their new-for-SHOT gun is a genuine eye opener. Yes, Nick, I know that changing materials makes this a new gun like changing shoes makes me a new man. And yes, it’s a 1911 (which leaves no doubt as the advanced age of JMB’s timeless classic design). But Cabot’s Damascus 1911 is a world first! Maybe. “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.” Good enough for me. Well, once they fit it with Wooly Mammoth tooth grips, obvs. Price? If you have to ask you don’t want to know. So I’ll ask . . .
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.