Back in 2008, the fine folks who make the Outlaw cues came out with a special treat - an emerald green stained Outlaw cue with four leave clovers branded into the forearm and butt, topped off with a black saddle leather wrap that looked something like this:
Shamrock Outlaw - 2008 Edition
They did a short run assuming that there wouldn't be much demand, but the cues were a huge hit (for PoolDawg anyway). The customers loved 'em and before we knew what was happening, they sold out. For the next 18 months, we fielded phone calls on a semi-regular basis asking about the green Outlaw and when it was coming back. Well, today was the day, or so I thought. Word came in that the shamrock Outlaws were back in stock, so I immediately got them back up on the website. Then I opened the box. Sure enough, it was the shamrock model Outlaw but it was missing something. I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first...
Yep, the shamrock Outlaw is a little less festive this year, as it came in the traditional natural Outlaw stain with the standard stacked saddle leather wrap. Still though, it is a really nice looking cue. Maybe 2012 will be the year we get the green Outlaw back. Until then, we'll just have to settle for au naturel.