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Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911: Art & Function

Cabot Guns is known for making custom one of a kind 1911’s that you won’t see anywhere else. Their newest creation, the Dragon Fire, is as unique and detailed as they come. This has to be the most elaborate 1911 in existence. 

One of a Kind Engraved 1911

From Cabot Guns:

Dragon Fire features the inestimable multi-media craftsmanship of FEGA Master Lee Griffiths, whose skills elevate the peak of 1911 engineering, blending his own preternatural talent with Cabot’s impeccable mechanical design and performance to create a fully functional .45 ACP sculpted masterpiece, which resides within an oil painting.

Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911 with Oil Painting Display
Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911 with Oil Painting Display

“Break all the rules,” Cabot Founder Rob Bianchin said to Master Artist Lee Griffith at the inception of this project. The Dragon Fire features a stunning level of handcrafted detail on every single component, from the tendril-adorned grips, which required individual and deliberate strokes to create, to the ruby front sight cradled in a golden circlet. To bring this mythical creature to life, Griffiths crafted completely new tools to create many of the unique textures, patterns, colors, and hues that adorn the Dragon Fire. A close examination of the frame and slide reveals a staggering level of artistry. Master Bench Jeweler Ron Finch set mesmeric half-carat black diamond dragon eyes surrounded by rubies. Serpentine scales entwined along the slide and frame until they meet the gleaming fangs of the   Dragon Fire. Griffith’s handcrafted the dragon’s teeth and veined gold leaf is applied around the eyes and in the “mouth” of the beast, which represents both the smoldering furnace within and the deadly eruption of dragon’s fire from its fanged muzzle.

Griffith's handcrafted the dragon’s teeth and veined gold leaf is applied around the eyes and in the “mouth” of the beast.
Griffith's handcrafted the dragon’s teeth and veined gold leaf is applied around the eyes and in the “mouth” of the beast.

Noted German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote, “The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their destruction: in the labyrinth, in hardness against themselves and others….” The fortunate hero who prevails to capture this fiery serpent will be able to display their prize on Griffiths’ complimentary framed oil painting. 

Half-carat black diamond dragon eyes surrounded by rubies
Half-carat black diamond dragon eyes surrounded by rubies

The Dragon Fire 1911 pistol is held in place by hidden magnets and blends seamlessly into Griffiths’ barren labyrinth of jagged mountains; volcanic armor cradling an isolated castle keep besieged by searing dragon fire.  With its truly one-of-a-kind meld of art and engineering, Cabot Guns’ Dragon Fire 1911 pistol perfectly captures the myth and mystery of dragon lore. Will you be the hero who tames this legendary and beautiful beast?

Fine detail of the tendril-adorned grips
Fine detail of the tendril-adorned grips

Since each gun that Cabot makes is unique and one of a kind don’t expect to see the Dragon Fire recreated anytime soon. The price is $129,000 for this piece of functional art.

Key Features: Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911

  • Caliber: 45acp
  • Engraver: Lee Griffiths
  • Engraving Method: Hand Engraving And Stippling
  • Pistol Material: 416 Stainless Steel
  • Serial Number: Dragon1911
  • Pupils: Jet Black, Marquis Cut Diamonds, 1 Carat Total Weight.
  • Iris: 24 Rubies
  • Front Sight: Genuine Ruby
  • Offered at: $129,000
Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911
Cabot Guns Dragon Fire 1911
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