Handmade here in my Colorado shop, lathe turned from hard to find "ColorPly" brand of laminated and color-dyed African Obeche wood, imported from the sole manufacturer, located in Italy, who is no longer in business.
The top measures about 4.00" wide and stands 4.75" tall. It has been hollowed out to reduce weight, and to provide space for cord storage, weighing in at 189 grams (6.7 ounces) without the cord or button. Acrylic display stand is included.
The throw-cord is about 7 feet in length, with a hidden cord-loop attached to a customized poker chip button that fits in the top's opening for upright display and storage. The tip is hand turned as well, from white Delrin plastic.
For the collector of fine and unusual wooden toys or enthusiastic top players.
More on ColorPly from the Manufacturer: It is produced by first selecting high quality Obeche logs from managed forests in Africa. Once harvested, the trees are rotary peeled and clipped into 25'' veneer leaves. They are then dried and stacked in preparation for dyeing. Dyeing is the key to the remarkable color consistency. The stacked veneers are submerged in a heated, pressurized vat which contains a water soluble dye. Once the dye has completely penetrated the veneer leaves, they are removed and dried. The veneer is now ready for gluing. Adhesive is layered between each leaf of veneer to create a stack. The stack is then laminated in a high pressure press to form a large rectangular block. The block is then sawn into slabs of COLORPLY® lumber.
This item is not intended for use by children 3 years of age or younger. Buy two or more items and save on shipping.
I make things that spin & go round - things that nobody else makes - eclectic, unique, interesting and always different is what I strive for. Specialties include: Toy Yo-Yos, Spin-Tops, Throw-Tops and Fidget Spinners.