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Identify Old Mitt Pool Cue

Identify Old Mitt Pool Cue

I am trying to identify a Mitt pool cue.

I was given this cue 25 years ago and had lost it. It was just returned to me. Can anyone help me identify what it is?




Identify Old Mitt Pool Cue

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  1. user1529790096Chopdoc on 6/24/2018 9:44:07 AM

    Identify? The name and patent number are on it.

    They were inexpensive imports.


  2. user1529790096billiardsforum on 6/25/2018 7:59:50 PM

    For anyone who can't make it out, and for other searching for the same pool cue, the butt says:


    U.S. Patent # 4,816,203

    Patent filed in 1987, granted in 1989, and is now expired.

    Patent owner is Son-Kung Tsai of Taichung, Taiwan.

    I am making a leap, but I am going to say that it came out of the Kaofa Wood Factory Co., LTD. (once operated a website at poolcues.com.tw, and now, at kfcues.fm.alibaba.com). The family who owns this factory also have the last name Tsai and they are based out of the same city.

    Kao Fa Wood Factory Co., LTD.

    KF Cues is a family enterprise that was founded in 1970 by Taiwanese business man Mr. Charles Tsai. The company's growth has been constant and stable ever since it's fledgling beginning until now, 2006, over 36 years. Mr. Tsai's son Paul Tsai, explains the success of the company by saying "We do ordinary things extraordinarily well". Thirty six years of dedication and expertise has given KF Cues the leading edge on it's competition. KF Cues is in a class all by itself.

    Our Cues are made of the finest Canadian maples and other hard woods such as Ebony, Rosewood and Snake wood. At KF Cues each item produced is under the careful scrutiny and attention of our dedicated workers.

    Our handcrafted billiard, snooker and pool cues are used often in today's professional world of billiard competition.

    Manufactures, supplies, and repairs pool, snooker, and billiard cues with standard and customized options.


  3. user1529790096user1529790096 on 6/26/2018 1:56:11 PM

    Thank you! The strange this is that the cue stick is a composite material not wood.

    Very different for the time period.

    Thanks again,

  4. user1529790096Chopdoc on 6/26/2018 3:45:41 PM

    Another cue with the same joint. Likely the same factory I would think.

    Vintage Green Billiard Monte Carlo Custom Pool Cue "Design by Caudillo Paulini"



    Source: ebay.com/itm/173380850005

  5. user1529790096billiardsforum on 6/26/2018 5:58:03 PM

    @user1529790096 - Patent dates don't mean the cue was made immediately. It's probably from the mid-late 1990s.

  6. user1529790096Chopdoc on 6/26/2018 6:05:18 PM

    Very true.

    And remember that US patent and trademark info really does not apply where the cues were made. They have their own system for patents and trademarks. In fact, in Asia, they often violate US patents and trademarks.

    But it is still a good way to track down lineage of a cue. I have frequently done a lot of such research on cues.

  7. user1529790096billiardsforum on 6/26/2018 6:21:54 PM

    Yes, good point. I knew it was a bit of a leap making that link, but until better info surfaces, I wanted to put it forward.

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Identify Old Mitt Pool Cue

  • Title: Identify Old Mitt Pool Cue
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  • Published: 6/23/2018 5:41:37 PM
  • Last Updated: 6/25/2018 7:13:05 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)