Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


I first saw a cue similar to this at the Hopkins Super Expo in Pete's booth a couple of years ago, and ordered one.  I loved the design.  I just received it from him the following year, 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 four point cue, in both directions, of beautiful Olive wood.  In  place of the traditional leather wrap, he crafts a gorgeous ebony handle with colorful inlays.  Plus, the points are bridged at the base - it's one of my favorite designs, and you can spot it as a Tonkin from across the room.  

The ebony handle, with four rings of small LBM diamonds, give the impression of a segmented handle.  In the middle are large diamonds of a reconstituted red mineral stone, 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 ten years.  He's won more awards for his cues over the past decade 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 bridge 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 olive wood in this cue is beautiful!

The butt cap and joint are both made from Juma (an "ivory substitute" material, 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 playing cue that will attract the attention of everyone who sees it.

He uses the same ring pattern at the butt cap, joint, on the ring collars of the shafts and on the joint protectors.  It's a classy ring set, built with two silver rings and small diamonds of white LBM set in ebony.