Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


I saw a cue similar to this in April at the Hopkins Super Expo in Pete's booth, and ordered one.  I loved the design.  I just received it from him at the ICCS, and was very pleased.  He made it like the one I had seen before, but made the rings in copper - a small change,  but keeps both cues one of a kind.

This is a blocked point, four points in each direction cue of ebony and beautiful Olive wood.  It's one of my favorite designs, and you can spot it as a Tonkin from across the room.  

The handle is of ebony, with four rings of small LBM diamonds giving almost the impression of a segmented handle.  In the middle are large diamonds of a reconstituted red mineral stone (name unknown), which ties the handle area of the cue in nicely with the red in the veneers in the butt sleeve and the nose.

If you don't know who Pete Tonkin is, you haven't been following the cue industry the last few years.  He's won more awards for his cues over the last five or six years than any other cuemaker.  His cues have a distinct look, and his workmanship is as good as it gets.

He also uses the red diamonds in the base of the points, going up and down.  

The veneers are a very striking black, red, yellow and white, with black construction paper separating them.  They "block" at the base of each point, wrapping into the next and giving a great visual effect.  The way they contrast against the warm olive background is very effective.

The butt cap and joint is both of Juma, and he engraves his "Tonkin" logo in the butt cap.

This one is made with a 3/8 X 10 pin in a flat faced joint.  It comes with two 13mm shafts with aegis ferrules and Navigator tips.  It is quite a cue!  It weighs 18.9 ounces, and will make someone a beautiful player cue that will attract the attention of everyone who sees it.