The History: Founded in 1968 by American Cuemakers Association Hall of Fame member Dan Janes, Joss cues have been the choice of pool players and celebrities for decades. In addition to creating the pool cue used in the hit film The Color of Money, Joss has also produced cues for celebrities the likes of Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman as well as for billiards legends including Minnesota Fats, Jim Rempe, Nick Varner and Jimmy Moore. The Quality: When you buy a Joss, you're not just getting a pool cue, you're getting a true work of art. Each cue features the highest quality materials and precision inlays and points. Aegis Linen ferrules, Herculite butt plates, nickel silver rings and pressed Irish Linen wraps are the rule when it comes to components for Joss cues. Combine this with exotic woods like cocobolo, rosewood, bloodwood, lacewood and curly or birdseye maple as well as classic points and inlays and the result is an exquisite pool cue that offers a high level of play and unparalleled aesthetics. FYI: Joss cues were used by Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in the movie "The Color of Money"; even the cue passed off as a "Balabushka" was a Joss.