THE MANA

SK Customs Releases Part One of a Two Part Limited-Edition Production Designer Series Colt 1911 .38 Super Series 70 Model

The MANA is a product of nearly a years’ worth of design research and design development efforts with an exclusive new Copyrighted designer series conception in combining the most highly-desired finishes and incorporated with a groundbreaking approach to design a Polynesian Ethos on a Full Size Colt 1911 .38 Super which was decided by the size, caliber and collectability. Scheduled to start shipping in October of 2020 we are taking orders now for special edition numbers. Part-Two of this Designer Series is scheduled to start shipping in 2021 Collectors of Part-One will have the first rights to the matching special edition number on Part-Two!

THE MANA

SK Customs Releases Part One of a Two Part Limited-Edition Production Designer Series Colt 1911 .38 Super Series 70 Model

The MANA is a product of nearly a years’ worth of design research and design development efforts with an exclusive new Copyrighted designer series conception in combining the most highly-desired finishes and incorporated with a groundbreaking approach to design a Polynesian Ethos on a Full Size Colt 1911 .38 Super which was decided by the size, caliber and collectability. Scheduled to start shipping in October of 2020 we are taking orders now for special edition numbers. Part-Two of this Designer Series is scheduled to start shipping in 2021 Collectors of Part-One will have the first rights to the matching special edition number on Part-Two!

INNOVATION

Innovation began with what The MANA embodies

The MANA inspired by the Polynesian Māori tribe and with admirations given to the Polynesian Ethos. SK Customs has taken these symbolic ethos and incorporated them into the highest-quality, abstract work of art with each engraved motif having a symbolic message.

POWER

Mana is defined as the spiritual life’s forces of energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the Polynesian culture anyone or thing can have Mana.

It is a cultivation or possession of energy and power, being a source of power and an intentional supreme force. In the 19th Century, scholars compared Mana to a universal phenomenon. Mana is a foundation of the Polynesian worldview, a spiritual quality with a supernatural origin and a sacred, impersonal force. To have Mana implies influence, authority, and efficacy in that the ability to perform in a given situation. The quality of Mana is not limited to individuals; peoples, governments, places and inanimate objects may also possess Mana, and its possessors are accorded respect

SPECIFICATIONS

The MANA comes in a high polished royal blued frame, slide and accents

High polished Silver national matched barrel. Gold plated and high polished magazine release, grip screws, barrel bushing and spurred hammer with extensively 24k Gold etched motifs inspired by Polynesian Ethos, complemented by a Diamond studded front sight and Ivory Scrimshaw finished black etched grips. All firearms come with a limited-edition editorial insert and every firearm has its own limited-edition series number from 001 of 200 Gold etched behind the right slide serrations

INNOVATION

Innovation began with what The MANA embodies

The MANA inspired by the Polynesian Māori tribe and with admirations given to the Polynesian Ethos. SK Customs has taken these symbolic ethos and incorporated them into the highest-quality, abstract work of art with each engraved motif having a symbolic message.

POWER

Mana is defined as the spiritual life’s forces of energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the Polynesian culture anyone or thing can have Mana.

It is a cultivation or possession of energy and power, being a source of power and an intentional supreme force. In the 19th Century, scholars compared Mana to a universal phenomenon. Mana is a foundation of the Polynesian worldview, a spiritual quality with a supernatural origin and a sacred, impersonal force. To have Mana implies influence, authority, and efficacy in that the ability to perform in a given situation. The quality of Mana is not limited to individuals; peoples, governments, places and inanimate objects may also possess Mana, and its possessors are accorded respect

SPECIFICATIONS

The MANA comes in a high polished royal blued frame, slide and accents

High polished Silver national matched barrel. Gold plated and high polished magazine release, grip screws, barrel bushing and spurred hammer with extensively 24k Gold etched motifs inspired by Polynesian Ethos, complemented by a Diamond studded front sight and Ivory Scrimshaw finished black etched grips. All firearms come with a limited-edition editorial insert and every firearm has its own limited-edition series number from 001 of 200 Gold etched behind the right slide serrations

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

ENATA

Legends say that the Earth and Sky were once tightly embracing each other. Their children lived in darkness between them until they joined together to push their father up, thus letting the light in between them for humanity to see and prosper. On this account of motifs its representation of ancestors and the sky as well, being known by the name…

FA’AULUTAO

Which in appearance symbolizes a Spearhead, the symbol of the warrior, prosperity, and fisherman providing and protecting for the family…

NIHO PEATA

Shark Teeth, are symbolic of strength, guile, protection and guidance. Triangles are a ubiquitous element in Polynesian Ethos…

HONU

The Turtle and its shell, another important creature that has been associated with meanings that turtles symbolize courage, health, fertility, longevity, love, patience in life and foundation…

HIKUAUA

Representative of the Mackerel tail, prosperity and a mountainous Polynesian region of Taranaki…

UNAUNAHI

Fish scales, represent abundance and health…

AHU AHU MATAROA

Shows talent and achievement in athleticism or sports and can also be representative of a new challenge…

HIHIMANU

Stingrays always act as a symbol of speed, agility and protection. The best feature of a Stingray is that they can be for both male and female and can hold a symbolic meaning to the carrier…

MO’O or MOKO

Lizards and Geckos are very powerful creatures who bring good luck, communicate between the humans and the Gods and who can access the invisible world. Another belief is that they can also bring death and bad omens to people who are disrespectful…

TIKI

Tiki is the name given to human-like figures that usually represent semi-gods. The TIKI can also represent deified ancestors, priests and chiefs who became semi-gods after their passing. They symbolize protection, fertility and they serve as guardians…

TIKI EYES & TIKI with TONGUE

Tiki figures can be portrayed in a front or side view (sometimes with their tongue stretched out as a symbol of defiance to enemies). Here is also one of the most important elements of the Tiki… the eyes…

LAWENI

Because of its black plumage, croaking call and diet of carrion, the Raven is often associated with loss and ill omen. Yet its symbolism is complex. As a talking bird, the Raven also represents prophecy and insight. Ravens in stories often act as psychopomps (literally meaning the ‘guide of souls’) are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many ethos whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife, connecting the material world with the world of spirits…

NAI’A

Dolphins are considered lucky in many different cultures and a symbol of protection. This belief stems from the fact that ancient sailors who had spent months or even years at sea, found the sight of Dolphins swimming around their ships to be the first sign that land was near…

NALU NANU, ʻALE

The stylizations of the Ocean or Waves can often represent ideas such as life, change and continuity through change. Waves can also be used to represent the world beyond or the place where the departed go and rest on their last voyage…

KORU

The Koru (Spirals and the Fern Leaf) symbolize new beginnings, growth, and harmony. Inspired by unfurled and furled Ferns. The Single twist represents the path of life and is the symbol of eternity…

PUEO

The Owl has a rich symbolic value. The Owl is a symbol of wisdom, knowledge…