Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Mike is one of the few good cuemakers who still tries to make quite a few player-level cues, and I'm always happy to get a couple to pass on.  Here is a fine example - a beautiful merry widow style cue made exclusively of a very nice and colorful piece of redheart.

The best thing about Durbin cues are their extreme playability.  Mike has four or five pool tables just outside his shop door and every cue gets test-hit before it leaves the shop.   His cues are top flight.

To accentuate the natural beauty of the wood in this cue, he adds a pretty set of rings at all locations - at the butt cap, below and above the wrap, at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts.

He applies a tightly wrapped black linen wrap that has a red speckle in it.  It goes perfect on this cue - the slight red tint in the wrap complements the red in the rings.

The colors in this cue all match perfectly.

He builds this stick with a flat-faced joint with a 3/8X11 steel pin.  

I like not only the way this wrap looks, but how it feels in the hand.  It's perfectly applied and tightly pressed.

I hope the pictures can convey how pretty this cue is.  It's really sharp looking.

As usual, he signs the cue on the butt under the finish. 

This cue comes with two 13mm semi-pro taper shafts with LBM ferrules and LePro tips.  It weighs 18.8 ounces.