Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here is a beautiful cue from Chris Nitti - an ebony forearm and butt sleeve with a 3-part segmented handle of gorgeouss spalted tamarind.  It has the picture perfect finish that is typical of his cues, and the wood quality is superb.

It's difficult to find a word that aptly describes how nice the ebony is in this stick.  I'll say exquisite.  It is ebony at its best - no visible grain and black as it can be.  It's stunning.

Spalted tamarind is a beautiful exotic wood often found laying on the forest floor.  The rotting effect on tamarind creates the spalted look that varies from piece to piece.  It is a popular wood for turnings and other fine woodworkings, including fine pens, bottle stops, vases and bowls.  When used in cues, it always has a striking effect.

I absolutely love this wood.  The figure in the tamarind contrasted against the sheer black ebony creates a striking impression.  

He separates the three segments of the handle with pretty rings each made up of a single elforyn ring (no ivory) sandwiched between to ebony rings.  Then, at all other locations (above the butt cap, below and above the handle, at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts) he uses his traitional check ring of elforyn and ebony.

He adds a white Hoppe-style ring of elforyn just above the black delrin butt cap, and it's a very nice extra touch.

He signs and dates the cue under the finish on the handle just above the butt sleeve.

As usual, the work in this cue is as near to perfect as any handmade cue can be.  Chris Nitti is one of only a very few cuemakers whose work I abolutely trust ... when I get cues from him, I barely feel the need to inspect them.  I just look and admire.

As with all Nittis, it is built with a flat-faced wood to wood joint with a stainless steel radial pin.  It comes with two 13 mm shafts with melamine ferrules and layered Wizard medium tips.  It weighs 18.15 ounces.   (There is no ivory in this cue.)


This stick comes with two 13mm shafts with melamine ferrules with layered Wizard medium tips.  It weighs 18.15 ounces.  
The rings are made from elforyn.  There is no ivory in this cue.