The Pink Ivory Custom
Purchased by Tracy Flowers (Jan. 2002)
This cue is like building two cues to get one. After
the forearm was inlaid the cue was remachined and a
new slot was cut to inlay the Pink Ivory Points. Pink
Ivory is a rare exotic wood from the African
continent (Berchemia zeyheri), and it is often said
to be rarer then diamonds. In fact, it is almost impossible
to obtain because it is the royal wood of the Zulus
and may only be harvested by the Chief of the tribe
and his sons. Any other person who cuts or possesses
the wood is subject to death.
Warning: DO NOT take a cue
made from this wood to Africa under pain of death.
Pink Ivory wood is extremely heavy, machines easily
and is of very fine texture. It polishes well.
Very attractive pieces of jewelry have been fashioned
from this wood. It is so scarce that it is found only
in the finest cues or in museum quality pieces.
An extremely unusual cue, the points consists of black
Gaboon ebony veneers, holly, vacuum-died sycamore (red)
veneers and ebony points. Within these ebony points
is where the Pink Ivory points are contained. The butt
sleeve consists of four Pink Ivory windows, and within
these windows are center cut Elephant Ivory diamonds.
Below the diamonds are eight Bloodwood inlays and eight
Ivory inlays forming a ring around the cue. You will
find a similar ring of Bloodwood and ivory inlays in
the joint although they are diminished in size so as
to better conform with the taper of the cue.
The joint is formed by using the Radial Pin coupled
with an Ivory joint, which is the same length as the
Ivory butt cap. This cue consists of more than 120
pieces of Ivory, Pink Ivory or other exotic wood.
Includes two laminated or two hard maple shafts and
(Prices do not include shipping, handling or insurance.)