I recently obtained a Robin Cook
cue via a friend of mine from Peterborough, it is a single piece cue and looks
quite like an old style Burwat Champion cue from the firm Burroughes and
The cue is decorated with two
front facing splices, one is Maple and the other a lovely red piece of
The ebony that Robin has
selected for the butt is very nice and could not be more black in colour, which
as far as I am concerned is a mark of quality and looks very pleasing to the
The shaft of the cue is also
well done with a steady graceful taper, this has meant that the strength and
weight distribution are both maintained to a high standard.
Interestingly the badge is
different to any other cue that I have seen, it is circular with a gold
coloured ring around it. The badge is extremely well set in to the butt of the
cue and is so flush that no lip can be detected whatsoever, this demonstrates a
well developed attention to detail from the maker and a great pride in the
final finish of the cue.
I recently took the cue to a
friend who makes cues and he said this is an extremely well put together
piece of work, high praise indeed I think.
Robin makes cues on an
individual basis, and an appointment with him may well prove beneficial.
I hope that this little feature
has helped to make you aware of some of the less well known makers around
Robin Cues, please e-mail:
or write to
the address shown below:
Tel: 0177 859
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Coutts Cues & Robin Cues
limited edition (ten only) Snooker
Coutts Cues and Robin Cues have joined
together to make a very limited edition (ten only) Snooker cue each
individually numbered with a certificate and complete with matching mini butt
and extending extension.
By joining forces Coutts Cues and Robin
Cues are able to use the best of both modern and traditional techniquies (over
40 years experience between Coutts Cues and Robin Cues).
Each shaft is hand planed over a period of
at least a year. The ebony has been picked for its character of grain and over
spliced with olive wood and red veneers then oil finished (no lacquer in
sight!!) the splicing is nice and even top and bottom. 58" butt 9.2mm tip
30.2mm butt 16 3/4oz
A cue not to be missed, a collectors item
in years to come!!
Limited Edition cue