Thursday, May 20, 2021
SK Customs Releases First in Gods of Olympus Engraved Pistol Series
SK Customs is proud to introduce “Poseidon,” the first creation in the all-new Gods of Olympus Engraver Series. This guaranteed collector’s item will be a limited production run of 200 and was designed in close collaboration with Master Engraver Melissa McMinn, a Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) award winner.
Based on the well-known Smith & Wesson Full Size 1911 E-Series (45 ACP), this custom creation was conceived to pay homage to Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, Earthquakes, and Horses. He was considered one of the most bad-tempered Olympian Gods and known for his violent temper.
To immortalize some of Poseidon’s characteristics the slide, frame and grips feature spiral scroll to represent high seas and rouge waves, while the fore and aft serrations on the slide represent fish like scales. Stunning artwork on the sides of the slide adds visual depictions of Poseidon with the right side portraying a 24 KT Gold-plated Poseidon riding on Hippokampoi (fish-like horses) and thunderbolts filling the sky above them while the left side prominently features Poseidon’s infamous Trident plated in 24 KT Gold which legend says he used to control the sea and land. The most eye-catching feature of the slide is a proprietary conversion coating that results in a highly reflective Aqua Marine background in the engraved areas behind the selectively gold-plated artwork, which seems to shimmer off the overall stainless satin finish.
To tie the whole design together, Aqua Marine colored Greek key meander motif border and other art adorn the Pearl grips and select hardware has been plated in 24 KT Gold and Nickel creating a stunning overall look. Rounding out this creation is the addition of new Novak front sights with a strikingly authentic center set Blue Diamond further embodying grandeur of Poseidon as the Greek God of the Sea.
When purchasing the Gods of Olympus Poseidon, collectors will receive a special issued commemorative 1-oz high relief silver coin that features the observe marks of the Bank of Greece in Athens, the year of production and a profile of the Goddess Athena on one side. The flip side showcases Poseidon aiming his Trident while riding Pegasus, and Arian, his immortal horses. Each coin comes in a protective coin case which is set inside an elegant black velvet coin box labeled in Silver with the “God of Olympus- Poseidon” logo art.
SK Customs has begun shipping the Poseidon in May of 2021. Orders are currently being taken via their website Gods of Olympus- Poseidon. Each gun will be sequentially numbered from 001 to 200 behind the rear serration and are sure to sell out!
About SK Customs.
Formed in 2020, SK Customs is a division of SK Arms VA (www.SKArmsVA.com), which has been selling and customizing firearms for over 20 years. SK Customs was started to expand and focus operations on creating high-end limited-edition designer and engraver series firearms. Starting with the success of the MANA, which will be followed by the HAKA, DreamCatcher and several other Expressively Custom Limited-Edition Productions to rollout in 2021.
*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.