Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here's another stunning cue by Cory that is one of my favorites.  It's an ebony and purpleheart "Southwest" style design, its beauty enhanced by the use of outstanding woods and Cory's signature silver and Paua shell rings.

The purpleheart in this cue is world-class.  I'm usually not a big fan of this wood, but when I saw it in this cue, with these other colors, I instantly fell for it.  In combination with this luscious ebony, these brilliant veneers and Cory's stunning rings, this purpleheart is just dazzling.

Cory is never bashful using these rings.  He's been using this pattern for many years and is very recognizable among cue afficionados.  They are expensive to produce, and yet he seems to build their cost into the cost of the cue.  This same type of cue, made by certain other cue makers who use similar rings, would cost much more.

These veneers are very impressive.  The color choices are unsual, and of course, Cory's work is meticulous, as always.  He uses a combination of whites and violet, separated by black construction paper, and the outcome is stunning.  And used with these woods, this cue becomes something really special.

The quality and color of these woods is fantastic.

There are a handful of elite cue makers whose finishes stand above the pack.  Cory is one of them.  When you lay his cue along side a group of cues by a lot of other cue makers, there's something about his finishes that just stands out.  Part of it is what they use, part is how well they use it, and most important, how much time they spend on the polishing.  They don't rush the process, and it shows.

He uses a black leather wrap with a lightly peppled texture, expertly applied.

Another look at these superb veneers ...

As always, his points are long, even and sharp.

Great color, nice grain ... super quality purpleheart.

This one comes with two 13mm Keelwood shafts with Juma ferrules and Tiger Everest tips.  It weighs 19.2 ounces (15.2, 4.0, 4.0), and is 59 inches long. It is made with a stainless steel radial pin in a flat-faced joint. 
This is a really slick cue, and it plays absolutely great - a very firm, solid and soft hit, with a slightly forward balance.  This will make some pool player a great companion for many years.