after buying woods from all over the world, i discovered that the best walnut in the world grows on my 20 acres. this cue is made from a walnut tree i had to remove from my back your about 15 years ago. 

this 18.8 oz  walnut butt is made using several pieces of walnut cut at different butterfly angles, reglued then cored with maple. cutting and resplicing this way makes the butt stronger and stiffer, for a more solid hit. the shaft has a 13 mm 11 layer laminated tip, and no ferrule.