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JERRY McWORTER
"THE BLACK VENETIAN"
- A Variation on his Venetian Design -

Here is a new look based on one of Jerry's favorite designs, the Venetian.  It has been one of his most popular designs through the years, but just recently he tried a slight variation on the original design, substituting some ebony for part of the white elforyn in the inlay pattern.

This slight change creates a subtly different look.  Jerry calls it a "negative space."  It looks great both ways, and I can't decide which I like best.

If you look closely you can see he substitutes ebony for some of the white segments in his inlay design.  I've taken a couple of pictures with the original design and this new variation side-by-side, which makes it easier to see.

This has always been one of my favorite designs from Jerry, and I like it both ways.  I'll let you decide.

As with a lot of his sticks, he uses a wide white elforyn ring above and below the wrap to frame the handle.  In this design, he also uses a thin silver ring to separate the white ring from the inlay pattern.

Jerry has the eye of an artist, and he knows when enough is enough.  His sticks are elaborate, but not overly busy, and they are always somehow sophisticated, yet simple.

One of my favorite things about all of Jerry's cues is the wrap.  He always uses the same lightly textured black leather, and it is always expertly applied in a seemingly seamless manner.  There may be a couple of other cuemakers who do it as well, but nobody does it better.





As always, Jerry's silver work is as good as it gets.

In my excitement of telling you about this new cue, I almost forgot to mention the woods.  This one is made from his usual black, clean Gabon ebony and a beautiful piece of thuya burl.




The burl has a beautiful smoky brown color, with really nice figure.





As usual, his points are sharp, even and beautifully simple.

At the joint, he uses a double silver ring, as he does on most of his sticks.  He also builds his traditional joint, a flat-faced joint with his modified 3/8X10 stainless steel pin.  Keep in mind that McWorters are some of the best hitting cues on the market.

This cue comes with two of Jerry's low deflection shafts with elforyn ferrules and Kamui medium tips.  It weighs 19.3 ounces.
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