Recollection Cues

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ARIEL CARMELI
FANCY 8 POINT COCOBOLO,
EBONY AND BLACK ASH

Here is a gorgeous eight point cue from Ariel Carmeli in cocobolo with ebony and black ash points and a beautiful, heavily inlaid butt sleeve in cocobolo.  Aesthetically, this cue is hard to beat, but its true value is in its playability and hit.

The quality of all the woods in this cue is outstanding, especially in the cocobolo nose.  It's a bit unusual for a stick to have three woods all playing an important role in its appearance, but in this cue all three come together to make a beautiful stick.

The butt sleeve is intricately designed and meticulously inlaid with diamonds, spearheads and wedges, all in elforyn with lots of abalone.  It is perhaps the highlight of the cue, and seemingly comes alive when the cue is moved.  There's a lot of work in this sleeve, and it shows.

The elforyn and abalone spearheads are repeated in each of the long ebony points in the nose.



All eight points are outlined with three layers of veneer in white, black and white.  They allow each point to stand on its own, and give the cue a neat, crisp appearance.

As usual with Carmeli cues, he doesn't scrimp when it comes to the rings.  He uses what has become a very traditional design from his cues - the double silver ring with a series of elforyn tiffany diamonds going around the stick.  Notice that since the cue has eight points, he uses eight diamonds in the ring - each lining up with the points.  (In six point cues, he uses only six diamonds.) He puts the rings at all locations - above the butt cap, below and above the wrap, at the joint and on the ring collars of both shafts.

He builds this one with an elforyn butt cap and matching joint.  The joint itself is flat-faced, with his usual 3/8X10 stainless steel pin.

As a final, finishing touch, he wraps the handle with Spanish bull leather.  It's one of my favorites - soft and supple to the touch and wears well.

This stick comes with two 13mm shafts of premium quality hard maple with LBM melamine ferrules and Triangle tips.  It weighs 19.5 ounces.  
PRICE:  $3875 PLUS SHIPPING