Mike, I think he is doing them for me because you recommended him. Without your telling me about his work, I suspect he would have turned me down.You are very lucky as he makes very few of the Fleur de Lis anymore due to arthritis in his hands. I have a set of his wooden ones. I look forward to seeing yours.
spm, I had two other Colt 25 autos that this same person engraved for me. Unfortunately, I traded them off. It took me ten years to get him to do this last one for me. On those first two engraved guns I had pearl grips on one and left the black grips on the other. I think the black grips do look pretty good on the 'little gun' primarily due to the highlighting that the gold line work adds. On the other hand, I have always had a great affinity for ivory and the work that Mike Poulin showed me is outstanding. I am sure his artistry will add to the artistry that is already there. I appreciate your comment.I don't agree about the ivory or pearl. I like it with the black; understated class.