Betcha didn't notice these are purple. Gorgeous purple! These full size, ambi safety grips are cut from purple-dyed stabilized Buckeye burl. This type of stabilization vacuum-infuses the wood with a heat-cured acrylic resin to which dye has been added. This color is permanent...it is through-and-through and will not wear off. The stabilization process makes this product very tough and virtually moisture proof, ensuring years of hard-wearing beauty. Oh, and did we mention they're purple?