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Identify and Get Info About Old Engraved Pool Cue

Identify and Get Info About Old Engraved Pool Cue

I am looking to identify and get information about an old engraved pool cue.

It's at least 60 years old, passed on to me by my father in law. It converts from a walking stick into a pool cue and has Oriental type painted engravings on it.






Identify and Get Info About Old Engraved Pool Cue

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  1. mollybilliardsforum on 8/9/2017 5:44:43 AM

    I believe carved pool cue-walking stick combos originated from Vietnam, and don't hold much value.

    I looked into these pool cues with the carved dragon before. See the following for more info which may help: Carved Pool Cue Walking Cane with Dragon

  2. mollylalabugu on 12/21/2017 12:13:43 PM

    I believe they either are from the Korean War (1950s) or Vietnam War (1970s) and originate from Asia brought back by service men as souvenirs, so as the tales are told.

    I also have a walking cane/pool cue combo as well. But mine is a little different. It’s a carved peacock and flowers painted in vibrant colors. And my handle is made of ivory. Looking for anyone who maybe knows something about that type. I have never been able to locate one like it in the few years I have looked for it. It measure 57.5 inches when assembled.

    The wood is two toned from top half to lower half assembly. Bright blue and green peacock with white blossoms around it. Ivory handle with brass attachment fixtures at the mid section and cane point. Weighs around a size 20. Any help would be appreciated even if it is a Korean War souvenirs. Just want to confirm its origin and maybe maker if its not one of the mass produced Asian imports.

    I have searched high and low for another like it with no luck of any kind. Not anything real close other than one in another post here on this site. And the only similarity was the ivory white knob/handle. Other than that I keep coming up with zip. Here are a few pics of it as a cane and fully assembled.

    The carvings and vibrant hand painting are remarkable for a mass produced item I think. But I could be mistaken.




    Here are two videos for a closer look:

  3. mollybilliardsforum on 12/30/2017 1:31:58 PM

    Yeah, you have the idea. Lots were brought to North America during war time apparently.

    They are worthless in terms of value as a collectible pool cue (other than for the novelty). It isn't because of the quality of the art work though (which, as you said, seems quite good). It's more due to the very bad wood types used in the construction.

    If you have a game room in your house, I'd say its cool to keep around just for the novelty and value as a conversation piece. I would say it's worth more in that regard than what you would ever sell them for (which, last I checked, would be well under $100 unless you got lucky with an uninformed buyer or a buyer who had some special sentimental reason to want to buy for a higher price).

    Let us know what you decide to do with them, or if you learn any other info about them somewhere else.

  4. mollyuser1551164964 on 2/25/2019 11:09:25 PM

    With most of these vintage cue-stick/canes, they have brass fittings.

    Could they have white brass or do they make reproduced parts?

  5. mollybilliardsforum on 2/26/2019 3:58:54 AM

    @user1551164964 - not sure what you are asking. They aren't really produced anymore. They are mostly relics of the 1960s and 1970s.

  6. mollyChopdoc on 2/26/2019 10:44:28 AM

    Yes, they are still produced, I think it's more occasional than steady production though. Occasionally we see them new from online sellers. I believe I saw them on Alibaba last year.

    Really a souvenir/novelty.

    Reproduced parts? Not really worth making them.

    I guess they could use whatever metal they want. I have seen white metals in them, may have been brass.

    Not really worth repairing on unless it has sentimental value.

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Identify and Get Info About Old Engraved Pool Cue

  • Title: Identify and Get Info About Old Engraved Pool Cue
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  • Published: 8/8/2017 8:11:25 AM
  • Last Updated: 8/9/2017 5:39:23 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)