Back in April Jason approached me with some ideas for an interesting cue, he wanted to use ancient Kauri (Agathis australis) wood from New Zealand. The wood for this cue was excavated from the ground and it is estimated to be over 50,000 years old based on radio carbon dating. The logs are quite large and require special heavy equipment to remove them from the ground. It's not petrified and very pricey. The wood didn't start revealing its beauty until it was finally clear coated, then the color and subtle grain pattern appeared. It reflects light nicely and the color shifts when moved (chatoyance). I used olivewood for the trim rings and topped it off with a very nice black leather grip. This is the first cue in a group of three that I am building for Jason. I'll post the other cues up as they are finished.