2016 Cue Of The Year, the Shaka Zulu inspired by Shaka Zulu of the Zulu kingdom contains 3474 inlays of ebony, ivory, copper, holly, and green box elder burl. Centered ivory and copper inlays highlighted with green box elder burl symbolizing the growth of the Zulu kingdom comes together to form Isihlangu sheilds used only by the highest warriors. Assegai spears of copper, ivory and ebony adorn the cue. Copper revered by the Zulu people is highly polished. Black and white veneer spliced together accents the cue, bringing some of the artistic culture of the Zulu people. This cue is complete with a matching butt extension, joint extension, matching shaft and complete joint protectors. Designed by Brandon Jacoby and Bill Evans