We mentioned earlier in the month that Kimber was upgrading the Royal II for 2011 making it much fancier and definitely more expensive.
The Turnbull finished Royal was on display at SHOT and we snapped a few photos. It is definitely beautiful and the finish is so shiny that it was hard to catch good photos in the SHOT environment. Below is what we ended up with and we'll hopefully be getting some of the first new Royal II models that Kimber ships! When we do, we'll post better quality photos. See all the photos.
Another change coming for 2011 is a new and improved Royal II. The Royal II is going to carry the same name but will receive a facelift. It will have Turnbull colored case hardening (presumably only on the frame). It will also feature animal bone grips but we do not yet know what kind of bone.
Additional details on the Royal II upgrades are sketchy at this point but we will be posting updates to this post as soon as the information becomes available.
Update 1-24-11 - It appears that the initial report that it would be case colored was incorrect. It is actually a charcoal blued finish on the frame.