Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Cohen cues are difficult to find, especially new ones.  Here's one fresh out of his shop and it's a beauty.  Made from a Rounceville Wood Works blank, this is a gorgeous full butterfly cue, made wrapless so as to not obstruct the beauty of the wood and the butterfly design.

If you're not familiar with blanks made by Rounceville, you'll find that he is probably the most well-known maker these days of butterfly blanks which he sells to other cuemakers to finish into exquisite cues.  (You can learn more about him on his Facebook page.)

Making high quality butterfly blanks is as much an art as it is science.  I've been told by Andy Vandorvoort of AV cues, who is also well-known for his butterflies, that after lots of planning and engineering, and glueing up all the wood, it's always a surprise to see what you get when you put it in a lathe and start turning it down. 

Eddie Cohen has been one of the top young cuemakers to come onto the scene in recent years, and his work is always exceptional.  This "hybrid" cue made from a prestigious Rounceville blank and finished into a great playing cue by Eddie, is a collaboration that truly merges art and function.

This cue has a curly maple nose and butt, with a middle piece of dark kingwood exploding into kingwood points and gorgeous red butterflies.

Of course, by definition, a 360 degree butterfly goes equally in both directions.  This cue exemplifies that description.  The butterflies and points go equally up and down.

Each butterfly has a base of pure black ebony.

The points, running high into the nose and deep into the butt, are veneered in red and black.

The rich, dark colors of the ebony and kingwood are spectacularly accented by the bright red butterflies. 

He adds classy rings at the butt cap, joint and on the ring collars of the shafts.  In each ring he uses very subtle red dots and small stylized diamonds.

Note how clear, bright and distinct the butterflies are.  This is simply outstanding construction and artistry.  Here is a cue that is as beautiful as its ability to be a great playing cue at the same time - the culmination of a collaboration between two great artists and craftsmen.

As usual with Eddie's higher end cues, he builds a beautiful set of matching joint protectors.  In this case they are ebony and white LBM, with matching rings.

He builds it with a 3/8X10 stainless steel pin in a wood-to-wood flat faced joint configuration.  It comes with two 13mm shafts with Tomahawk ferrules and Triangle tips.  It weighs 19.3 ounces. If you're looking for a unique cue that plays as good as it looks, this is a good choice.