The first of two cues John is building for me finally arrived. This one has a burled walnut handle with forearm and butt of Cocobolo. The core is a Lignum Vitae, so it is about 20 ounces. I asked John to make matching joint protectors for both shafts and the butt. These photos do not do justice to these beautifully finished pieces. John's attention to detail is over the top. The finish on the shafts is the smoothest I've ever encountered. The detail in the ringwork is exceptional. Note how the inserts in the rings Iine up from butt to joint. encourage anyone looking for a unique cue and work of art to check out John's videos on his Rumble Channel (start at cooscues.com). I am expecting another from John in the coming weeks.