SK Customs Joins Forces With Springfield Armory To Release “Leonardo da Vinci,” Second Gun In Early Italian Renaissance Series

SK Customs partners with Springfield Armory for “Leonardo da Vinci,” the second installment in the Early Italian Renaissance limited-edition pistol series.

posted on April 12, 2024
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The second release of the Early Italian Renaissance series from SK Customs in collaboration with Springfield Armory is the Leonardo da Vinci 1911, which will be limited to only 250 pistols.
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SK Customs recently announced the release of the “Leonardo da Vinci” Springfield Armory limited-edition engravers model 1911 chambered in .45 ACP, which is the second installment of a four-part collection of handguns inspired by the art and innovation of the Early Italian Renaissance.

The new pistol includes Leonardo da Vinci’s most celebrated works, including the “Mona Lisa,” “Vitruvian Man” and “The Last Supper,” symbolizing his contributions to the world of art that have captivated audiences around the world.

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The Leonardo da Vinci 1911 handgun includes selective 24-karat gold plating on the artwork, as well as on certain parts of the gun itself.


Each installment of the Early Italian Renaissance series is a limited-edition firearm, with only 250 numbered units being released per firearm.

SK Customs uses proprietary color conversion engineering to create a violet color that is highly reflective and permanent. The Leonardo da Vinci pistol sports imported Italian Olivewood grip panels that are engraved with Italy’s Fleur de Lis, which are hand-painted to match the violet accents on the slide.

In addition, SK Customs applies a semi-polished finish on the frame and the slide flats, along with a high-polished finish on the barrel of the firearm. Plus, there is selective 24-karat gold plating on the artwork featured on this handgun and on select parts of the gun itself.

The MSRP of the Leonardo da Vinci models starts at $2,405.


Also included in the SK Customs Early Italian Renaissance Series is a collection of limited-edition engravers model 1911 pistols dubbed the “Gold Series.” This limited batch will consist of only 25 completed series sets with consecutive series numbers and matching edition numbers. These sets will also contain matching limited-edition engraved 24-karat gold etched blades, numbered to match each set and made by renowned knife maker Coltellerie Maserin. A custom wall or tabletop display case will also be made optional for those who want to display the “Gold Series” in an elegant manner.

The Gold Series starts at $13,870.

“Leonardo da Vinci made remarkable contributions to the Italian Renaissance and the world as a painter, engineer, scientist, sculptor and so much more,” Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Customs said. “The features of the handgun pay tribute to his greatest artistic works. And as an engineer who designed war machines, the gun itself is a tribute to da Vinci’s contributions and long-lasting effects on modern society.”

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