This cue is artistically decorated with black and dark blue metallic swirls. Sterling located in Charlotte makes this STDSMB billiard stick. Sterling is famous for making excellent cues for excellent prices. This is a very nice cue. We strongly recommend pool cues by Sterling. For the money, it is hard to beat a Sterling pool cue. The 57 inch cue is jointed, and comes with both halves. This cue has a Le Pro tip. The Sterling "Blue Smoke" Pool Cue uses a maple shaft. Be sure to look at all the other pool cues by Sterling. We guarantee that you will be happy with one of these cues. The hard rock maple shaft has a pro taper.