The Catawba poolstick from Sierra is simple elegance. In this cue, the guys show that the natural beauty of the materials used can be just as valuable as inlay work. The forearm and butt sleeve are gray-stained birdseye maple. The wraps are soft-tanned, medium-grain calf skin leather, which simply feels delicious in your hand. The ivory colored butt plate is set off from the cue with a simple single ring of ebony. The stainless steel joint, with 5/16 x 14 joint pin, is bracketed by Sierra's signature dashed rings. These three-layer rings are black on the outside (one thin, one thick), sandwiching a thin ring layer consisting of sixteen maple dashes alternating with sixteen ebony squares. The maple shaft is crowned with a 13mm fibre linen ferrule with a Le Pro tip. This is the cue for you if you value quality materials and construction, and excellent playability, over glitter and pizzazz. This is the sister cue to the Cherokee. Joint protectors are included.