The thing I like about the white grips is that, in the dark, you couldn't tell them from the standard black. They feel exactly the same, same dimensions, same checkering. Unlike any other PPK grips I've checked out, they don't bulk up the overall "feel."
Sounds like you are leaning towards the white grips.
Looked at them again this morning, they remind me of a pair of white shoes I bought back in the 1970's - they looked good in the box, but wearing them I felt like I should have been selling milk products or dancing....
I would like to see you try an older pair of mottled brown!
As this has to be one of your favorite pistols, get several pairs of grips and rotate them around. I have done that for special handguns, and it's fun ...Warning: I always seem to end up putting the originals back on!
Still, Nill grips look really nice, sharp checkering and a bit more rounded - probably a much nicer feel than the plastic.
No matter what pants it's wearing ...it still looks great!
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I saw them on a Walther website for $250 and remembered that Walther offered them on their factory fancy guns. I checked Ebay and found this pair. I didn't pay even close to half of the $250 price. BUT...they're not factory Walther grips. They are knock offs and were not listed as such in the auction. However, the opening bid was just $1 with no reserve so no matter who infringed on Walther's copyright, they are only worth what I was willing to pay. They're rather flimsy compared to the stiff black plastic factory grips. They fit okay but where they meet in the back has a tiny gap. I sanded a spare black plastic extension magazine bottom, primed it and then painted it with gloss white Testors model paint. For display, it looks pretty good.
As to how I feel about the white grips...the black ones are back on the gun now. But I have the white ones on a shelf....
(By the way, Gouse does Oak Leaf and Acorn engraving really well too, but it's more expensive. I looked at pictures of old factory Walther PPK's and saw that they did "Oak Leaf and Acorn," "Ornamental," and "Scroll." I like Scroll the best!