Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players

TONKIN SPLIT SILVER
FOUR POINT IN
EBONY AND COCOBOLO

This cue is a fraternal "twin" to the cocobolo/ebony cue on another page on this site.  Just for fun, I have this cue pictured along with it "sibling."  Each is priced separately at $5200 plus shipping.  If someone decided to buy both, I would make a special price for the pair.

As you can see, this cue and the one on a another Tonkin page are not exactly "identical" twins - they're more like "fraternal" twins.  They look alike, except that the woods are reversed.  Everything that is cocobolo in one is ebony in the other, and vice-versa.  Otherwise, everything is the same.  The cue featured on this page is the one with the ebony nose and cocobolo points.

I love these cues.  I had a hard time deciding which one I liked the most.  It changed everytime I would get them out and look at them.  Individually, each stands on its own.  Each is a beautiful and classy cue.

What I like about the design of this cue is the big silver arrow heads in the points and boxes really make it pop.  Part of this is because the boxes in the butt sleeve are larger than on most cues and they give plenty of room for these large inlays.

I'm not going to try to describe all the work and detail that has gone into these two cues, but I want you to take a close look at the fit and finish.  The large silver inlays (pure silver) are each surrounded with a thin ivory "veneer" only ten-thousands of an inch thick.  Pete's work in this regard is phenomenal.

Notice that the checks in the rings are of ivory and either ebony or cocobolo, depending on the cue, but most cuemakers would not take the time and effort to surround every individual "check" with more silver.  Pete spares no detail in his work.

Also note that the large silver diamonds in the butt sleeve and the arrow heads in the points are all made up of smaller individual pieces - thus the name, "Split Silver."

Pete built these three point cues partially because he just wanted to do something different.  They are unusual.  But the added benefit was that the wide points gave him room to do something special with larger inlays.  The silver arrowheads are very striking, as are the large diamonds in the butt sleeve, where the same principle came into play - only three boxes, thus larger, allowing room for bigger inlays.

 
 
Another detail that Pete pointed out to me is that he used his silver "T" in the solid ivory butt cap of each cue.  He seldom uses this mark, and usually reserves it for only his biggest creations.

Both cues have solid ivory joints, and they are built with a flat faced configuration with a 3/8X10 modified pin.  Both of these cues hit a ton.  I often think that the playability of Pete's cues is overshadowed by all the artistry, and all the awards he had received for design and craftsmanship.  But believe me, his cues are superb players.

As you can probably tell, it was difficult for me to stop taking pictures of these cues.  They display so well, and are so impressive, I just kept snapping pictures.

I can't tell for sure if the wrap is elephant ear, or a leather print made to look like elephant ear, but either way it is a quality wrap, expertly applied, that feels and looks good.

 

Each of these cues has a beautiful black elephant wrap, expertly applied.  It looks great and feels great in the hand.

This cue weighs in at 18.7 ounces.  It comes with two 13mm shafts with ivory ferrules and black Kamui tips.  It's made with a solid ivory flat-faced joint utilizing Pete's modified 3/8X10 stainless steel pin. .
 
PRICE:  $5200.00 PLUS SHIPPING