Richard Black Pair c.2004

Two cue set from Richard Black includes an ivory & ebony version of Richard’s ‘Taka’ and a four point ivory into ebony break cue. The ‘Taka’ has eight points of ivory connected with a continuing border of black & white veneers. The long points are capped with a unique ‘see-through’ spearhead shape, the see-through feature allows the beholder to appreciate Richard’s craftsmanship and ability to control the length of these structural inlaid ivory points. The all ivory area behind the black leather wrap is inlaid with ebony rectangular windows bordered with mitered veneers and a triple diamond inlay.

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“Antipodes” by Richard Black

Inspired by and built from materials which come from the other end of the world. During a circumnavigation of the globe, a close friend of Richard’s accumulated an unusual collection of rare hardwoods from the South Pacific, New Zealand, Indonesia, Madagascar and South Africa. Hall of Fame cue maker Richard Black painstakingly used those species to create one of his most unusual and exotic designs to date. Creating patterns inspired by the motifs on a carved bamboo vase from the island of Lombok, sixteen different hardwoods were blended into this cue.

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