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Product: Chechen with Black Walnut base
I said in another review of Eric's cups that their price belies
their beauty and this holds true for the Chechen cup with Black Walnut Base too. If you simply received
the cup it would be a great price but you don't...
This included the beautiful cup, 2 miniature baseball bats, bottle
green velvet bag with red ribbon drawstring and 2 miniature baseballs (1
Delivery Time /
The review of Eric's Birch Burl chop cup mentioned that the
package was held up in customs, well this was also in the same package so it would be unfair of me to make a
judgement call on the timing.
As I said in the other review though, the package was sent the day after I communicated with
Eric and it was expertly packaged.
I should also mention that I had
not really spoken to Eric before ordering this and I had a few questions which were answered honestly, quickly and
openly. Eric is a great guy to deal with.
Just like the Birch Burl, this is a wonderfully put together
piece. Eric's attention to deatil shows when you look at the inside of the cup and the joint of the cup
Rather than simply joining them Eric has created a lovely decorative yet subtle
finish by adding a contrasting black and red boarder.
I should point out that I had to use a flash to photograph the cup
in order to show the grain. The cup is actually richer and darker than the
It's hard to photograph Eric's work because it is more beautiful
in the flesh.
Again, as far as durability goes I see this lasting a life time
with correct care and handling.
This was designed to take a baseball for a final load, which it does with
ease. The dark wood contrasts nicely with a white basball and it is a nice congruant load to match the
The balls Eric supplied with this cup are quite good too, a couple
of miniature baseballs, not as nice as Mike Rogers ones but servicable. The action of the cup with
these balls is a little strong for my liking, however I am awaiting delivery of some RNT2 balls which have an
Bruce (BCS on cupscon) informs me that the monkey fist balls from
the ambitious card work well with Eric's
cups too, I do not have any at present to test them, however Bruce is a stand up guy who writes great
reviews so I have no doubt whatsoever that this is true.
Overall this is another beautiful cup from Eric. Considering what is
supplied with this cup, its funcitonality, beauty and appeal, this is a steal at
This cup feels so nice in your hand and it is a little heavier
than the Birch Burl but then it is a bigger cup.
Again, a highly recommended piece and something that I use,
not just look at and that has to count for something...
Available from: Eric Hansen
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