Further sleuthing brought me to the culprit here. Dennis Holland in Texas carved this pair of grips.
Dunno. But I paid Aliamo $1800 for a pair of ho hum checkered ivory with an eagle on one side. Holland's work made Nutmeg's carver at the time mine were done look like a pre schooler with a pocket knife by comparison. Ya, really that bad. I was more than pissed. Still hate those grips. Holland did a lot of the earlier ivory carving for Nutmeg. And Holland redid a few pair of my carved grips that went through Nutmeg a couple of years back. Guess I should send him my eagles.saintclair said:...Holland's work is truly outstanding. I wonder how much he charges to do the carving like is on your grips.