Richard Black is the creator of several custom artisitic pool cues ranging from $125 to $10000+ in "artistic value" (note - artistic value and wallet drain are directly related).
His most famous piece (cue), the "Chantilly
" is currently on display in the Smithsonian
. His favorite designs can be viewed online at http://www.blackcues.com
All cues are made by hand in his personal machine shop in the garage of his home. With as many as 900+ inlay
s in the butt of the cue, each piece is a masterpiece
just waiting to be played with or hung on some rich dudes mantle.
Black produces less than 100 cues per year, and most run $2500, so these majestic pieces are not for those without a great love of the game or art.