Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here is a spectacular "NEW" cue by Chris Nitti.  I obtained it from a private collector and it is unplayed.  This is a cue that was made for the 2013 ICCS in Atlanta, and is one of the prettiest cues I've seen from Chris ... and that's saying a lot.  It's a rose myrtle burl cue with lots of large ivory boxes, lots of silver work and special scrimshanding by one of the best, Bob Hergert of Oregon.

He constructed this cue by beginning with a pretty piece of rose myrtle burl wood for the forearm and butt.  Once the foundation of this sgood playing stick is in place, he goes on to do amazing, intricate and intertwined boxes of ivory trimmed with silver.

Each of the larger boxes in both the nose and butt sleeve are elaborately scrimshawed in amazing detail.  Bob Hergert of Portland, Oregon, who has worked on some of the finest cues in the world, did the scrimshanding.  It's hard to describe the scrimshaw patterns, so I'll just let the pictures stand as the best description.

There is a huge amount of actual ivory in this stick.  These large, long blocks require large pieces.  This large amount of ivory greatly adds to the attractiveness - and value - of this cue.

For the most part, Chris Nitti builds player-level cues which are built for everyday play.  He concentrates on building all his cues in a consistent manner, insuring a consistent hit.  It's nice to know that when you buy one of his "high end" cues that you get that same consistent, great-playing cue.

The way the ivory and silver boxes and lines contrast against the rosey brown of the wood is the secret to the final appeal of this stick.  It all comes together very nicely.  

At the corner of each box and at the end of each of the long ivory bars tying the boxes together, he builds in a small square with a solid silver dot.  The pattern holds together nicely and results in an outstanding design.

He adds a nice ring pattern of long ivory and burlwood checks between  silver rings.  He puts them at all locations - above the butt cap, below and above the wrap, at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts.  He adds an ivory butt cap to match the ivory joint.

The detail in the scrimshaw work is incredible, and the ivory boxes with silver trim are gorgeouse.

He adds a black textured leather wrap that goes perfectly with this stick.  It will be durable, looks good and feels nice in the hand.

He built it with his traditional flat-faced joint with a stainless steel radial pin.  It will have the great hit that all Nitti cues have.

This cue comes with two 13mm shafts of quality, tight grained maple.  It weighs 19.0 ounces.  Both shafts have ivory ferrules with moori medium tips.  This cue is loaded with ivory and silver.  

Tom with Chris Nitti at the International Cue Collector Show