Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players

NORTH DEMON
LITTLE DRAGON
IN EBONY, BIRDSEYE MAPLE,
  SILVER, COPPER AND ABALONE

Here is another beautiful eight point cue from Cheng at North Demon Cues that is just one more example of why his cues are in such high demand.  Gorgeous designs, meticulous work and great playability make his cues some of the best on the market.

This is a pretty maple cue with eight points of ebony, all long, and an ebony butt sleeve with great inlay work.  It's an unusual design, and you'll soon see why I call it the "Little Dragon."

(Be sure to read the page found on my Index Page about North Demon Cues in general.  There is so much to be said about these fine playing instruments that I've summarized a lot of the information about them on that one single page.  But on this page I will give you the specifics on this particular cue.)

Cheng is known for his beautiful inlay work, mostly done in silver, copper and abalone.  In this one, he displays some of his fanciest rings and adds a small mythical dragon.  As usual, the inlay work is superlative - as good as it gets in this industry.

The design of this butt sleeve oozes sheer class.  The rings are elegant and the dragon, in copper, silver and abalone, complete the effect.

The crowning feature in this cue, however, is the copper veneer work on the points.  All eight points are fully lined in copper, which adds lots of pizzaz, and when viewed with movement in light, adds a subtle effect that makes it a very special cue.

To balance the design, he adds four notched copper diamonds in the bases of four of the points.  With their addition, the design is complete.

I love the intricate design of the dragon, and how he does the under-belly in small pieces of abalone.  The overall design gives the cue its elegance, but the dragon provides its personality.

A closer look at the copper veneer work on the points.

And another view of the butt sleeve ...

 

He adds a finely finished black lizard leather wrap for the handle.  It looks great on the cue and feels excellent in the hand.



He uses his special ringwork in all usual locations, including at the joint and on the ring collar of the shafts.

The maple is a pretty, natural color with lots of prominent birds-eye effect.




Some close-ups of the inlay work in the butt sleeve ...

He builds it with a 3/8X10 steel pin in a flat-faced joint of an ebony sleeve over a maple core for a solid, firm hit.  He also builds in a screw-through rubber bumper that accomodates many of the generic extensions, like Predator, etc.

He also adds a set of ebony joint caps with his logo engraved on the top.  It comes with two 13mm shafts, fine-tuned for great playability as only he does. It is 58 inches long and weighs 18.0 ounces (14.4, 3.6, 3.6).  (As with all his cues, it comes with a complete set of weight bolts so the weight can be adjusted to the individual owner's taste.)
This is another outstanding cue from one of the best, North Demon.  These cues are hard to find and difficult to buy, but well worth the money.
PRICE: $4650 PLUS SHIPPING