DREAMCATCHER

SK Customs bring you “DreamCatcher,” our first line of Limited-Edition Masters Edition firearms on the prized Smith & Wesson® 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Revolver with 6” Barrel chambered in a .357 Magnum and .38 Special respectively.

This first Masters Edition was designed in collaboration with Master Engraver Timothy George, awarded his title of “Master” by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). Tim started his career in 1981 as an apprentice under Ken Hurst. Tim’s work has been published in firearm and knife books and magazines throughout the world.

Only 200 of these DreamCatcher Masters Edition will ever be made.

THE DREAMCATCHER

SK Customs bring you “DreamCatcher,” our first line of Limited-Edition Masters Edition firearms on the prized Smith & Wesson® 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Revolver with 6” Barrel chambered in a .357 Magnum and .38 Special respectively.

This first Masters Edition was designed in collaboration with Master Engraver Timothy George, awarded his title of “Master” by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). Tim started his career in 1981 as an apprentice under Ken Hurst. Tim’s work has been published in firearm and knife books and magazines throughout the world.

Only 200 of these DreamCatcher Masters Edition will ever be made. 

*This limited-edition production is offered by SK Customs. It is not affiliated or associated with Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc and Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc subsidiaries.

INNOVATION

The “DreamCatcher” expresses The Wild West-Native American premise.

On the frame we boast a Buffalo head with horns wrapped in eagle feathers. In the background we unified a dreamcatcher willow hoop woven net featured with our proprietary highly reflective conversion coating in Turquoise. The cylinder features six distinctive 24KT Gold-plated pictographs and petroglyphs of the Native American Nations. Comprising of the Healers Hand, Heartline-Bear, KoKopelli, Lighting Snake, Lizard and Frog all of which have a deep connotation and are all wrapped in eagle feathers.  The frame has three petroglyphs; the Sun, the Great Spirit also known as the Eye of Providence and a Thunderbird. On the barrel and top strap, we engraved Arrowheads, Tipi Tents, Mountain Ranges, an accustomed textile pattern commonly found on rugs, blankets and Arrows soaring in through the air that represent war, protection and defense from any evil that can come to you. The grips are highly-polished rosewood finger-grooved custom grips and the revolver has been selectively high bright polished and plated in Silver and Gold.

SPECIFICATIONS

Each “DreamCatcher” Masters Edition will be accompanied by a Rough Ryder® Engraved “DreamCatcher” Trapper knife, high polished stainless clip and spey blades.

Nickel silver bolsters in blue and red Turquoise and Abalone handles which is presented in a themed custom box that was carefully selected to complement the concept of “DreamCatcher”. The Rough Ryder® knives take their name from a distinguished group of men who in 1898 volunteered to follow Teddy Roosevelt which only 2,000 were handpicked. These men were coined by the press and as we know them today the 1st United States Volunteer Calvary.

*This limited-edition production is offered by SK Customs. It is not affiliated or associated with Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc and Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc subsidiaries.

INNOVATION

The “DreamCatcher” expresses The Wild West-Native American premise.

On the frame we boast a Buffalo head with horns wrapped in eagle feathers. In the background we unified a dreamcatcher willow hoop woven net featured with our proprietary highly reflective conversion coating in Turquoise. The cylinder features six distinctive 24KT Gold-plated pictographs and petroglyphs of the Native American Nations. Comprising of the Healers Hand, Heartline-Bear, KoKopelli, Lighting Snake, Lizard and Frog all of which have a deep connotation and are all wrapped in eagle feathers.  The frame has three petroglyphs; the Sun, the Great Spirit also known as the Eye of Providence and a Thunderbird. On the barrel and top strap, we engraved Arrowheads, Tipi Tents, Mountain Ranges, an accustomed textile pattern commonly found on rugs, blankets and Arrows soaring in through the air that represent war, protection and defense from any evil that can come to you. The grips are highly-polished rosewood finger-grooved custom grips and the revolver has been selectively high bright polished and plated in Silver and Gold.

SPECIFICATIONS

Each “DreamCatcher” Masters Edition will be accompanied by a Rough Ryder® Engraved “DreamCatcher” Trapper knife, high polished stainless clip and spey blades.

Nickel silver bolsters in blue and red Turquoise and Abalone handles which is presented in a themed custom box that was carefully selected to complement the concept of “DreamCatcher”. The Rough Ryder® knives take their name from a distinguished group of men who in 1898 volunteered to follow Teddy Roosevelt which only 2,000 were handpicked. These men were coined by the press and as we know them today the 1st United States Volunteer Calvary.

*This limited-edition production is offered by SK Customs. It is not affiliated or associated with Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc and Smith & Wesson® (S&W) Brands, Inc subsidiaries.

SK Customs offers its gratitude to everyone involved in the making of this Limited-Edition Masters Series Production, as they enter us into the Custom Production of Firearms at the next level of Expressively Custom Collectability.

BUFFALO HEAD SKULL

Dreamcatcher

The Dreamcatcher is a protective talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams. The charm was usually used for young children and hung above their cradles or beds. Native American cultures believe that both good and bad dreams fill the air at night. The Dreamcatcher acts like a spider’s web by trapping the bad dreams or visions while allowing the good ones to filter through. The bad dreams caught in the web get destroyed when the sunlight of morning hits the dreamcatcher, while the good dreams filter down through the feathers and gently reach the sleeping person below.

Dreamcatchers can also be considered as apotropaic charms that provide protection from any kind of evil influence, not just from bad dreams and nightmares. Some believe that Dreamcatchers work slightly differently as their legend states that the good dreams or ideas would become trapped in the web while the bad ones would pass right through the hole in the center and would be gone forever.

Buffalo Head Skull wrapped in Eagle Feathers

The Buffalo skull is made into a tribute for the well-appreciated animal who had played its significant role. It is hung on their walls and brought to sacred ceremonies to pay homage to what was. It is also etched in stylish carvings so as to bring a new kind of beauty to the former emblem of death. As it’s turned into an artful reminder and a sacred insignia, what they only see is how the cow has given them the fruits of life instead of the former meaning associated with skulls.

Many Native American tribes consider the presentation of an eagle feather to be one of the highest marks of respect. An honored person must have earned their feather through selfless acts of courage and honor, or been gifted them in gratitude for their work or service to their community or Nation

SUN

Resents life-giving abundance with its warmth radiating healing and peace. The Sun was freed and given back to the earth by the Raven, who released it out of its confining box. Since then, it has given all humankind warmth, light, and life.

GREAT SPIRIT

Known as the Eye of Providence which represents the eye of God watching over humankind.

THUNDER BIRD

Thunderbird Symbol represents power, protection, and strength. He is often seen as the most powerful of all spirits and can also transform into human form by opening his head up like a mask and taking his feathers off as if they were a mere blanket.

EAGLE FEATHERS

Many Native American tribes consider the presentation of an eagle feather to be one of the highest marks of respect. An honored person must have earned their feather through selfless acts of courage and honor, or been gifted them in gratitude for their work or service to their community or Nation

HEALERS HAND

The Healer’s Hand combines the hand with a spiral to create a powerful symbol of healing and protection. The spiral derives as the symbol for eternity or for the path of our existence on Earth.

KOKOPELLI

KoKopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who is venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwest. KoKopelli is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.

LIGHTNING SNAKE

Elders believed the snake was a symbol of life and rebirth. They are believed to be linked to secrets, fertility, rain, and healing. In the Southwest, many tribes associated snakes with flashes of lightning and associated snakes with speed and feared their deadly power

LIZARD

Lizards are associated with healing and survival, and also with masculinity. Lizards are also associated with protection (especially of children), prosperity, renewal, and good luck.

HEARTLINE – BEAR WITH ARROW

The meaning of the Heartline symbol was to signify life force. … The following symbol depicts the heartline through an image of a bear. The heartline is an arrow going from its head to the heart and shows the Indian warrior’s heart is strong like the bears.

FROG

Frogs symbolize alertness and readiness, as they always respond to nature’s timing. As frogs croak before the rains, they are considered bringers of rain, cleansing, and fertility. The visible changes over the course of their life (from tadpole to frog) make them symbolic of change, adaptability, and rebirth

CAMP OR TIPI

A tent, traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles.The floor of the tipi represents the earth on which we live, the walls represent the sky and the poles represent the trails that extend from the earth to the spirit world

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Mountain Range symbols was to signify the geography of a particular area and an indication that a journey had been made across a mountain range.

NATIVE ORNAMENT

Between two arrow heads represent an ornamental symbol typical woven into a sort of blanket or rug

ARROWS

Arrows soaring in through the air represent war, protection and defense from any evil that can come to you. Arrows were used to fight enemies and to hunt food, two important aspects of sustaining life. As a result, an arrow symbolizes maintaining and protecting life.

REPEATING ARROWHEADS

Arrowheads symbolize courage, strength, and protection. Native Americans believed the arrowhead could deflect negative energy and absorb their enemy’s power.