I was attempting to take a decent picture of these two .45's but still haven't been able to get it right. Nickel is tough. My favorite combination of grips, finish, and undefinable character is nickel and yellowed old sambar stag. I like stag better than ivory. Looking at these pictures made me think of the two guys here who's shootin' irons I admire most, Swamprat and rhmc24. While they have a lot of pearl or ivory, their tastes just knock me out with the flambyant old west (or southwest) flavor of their guns. I think these two guns here are explanation enough to them.