The HexWeight & Shadow
The HexWeight & Shadow Thinket® -- a GEN 2.75 version hybrid -- is the second-heaviest standard Thinket form-factor created so far, weighing 5.4 oz.
The Handle of this Thinket measures 1.5" length by 1.0625" OD, and comprises a precision-machined, solid-Brass GEN 2.5 Hex-shaped Handle-shell (with a tumbled, distressed-metal surface), plated with a layer of lead-free hard-Nickel, then coated with an outer-layer of matte, lead-free Brass-plating.
The Slider of this Thinket measures 2.5" length by .5625" OD, and comprises two of our GEN 2.5 solid Brass Slider-Heads plated with bright-Nickel on top of a cool distressed-metal finish, and a solid-Brass, GEN 2.5 Slider-Tube coated with a Black PVD DLC finish on top of hard-Nickel plating, all incorporated into a durable, aesthetically-pleasing form-factor.
One appealing aspect of the HexWeight & Shadow Thinket® is that the matte-Brass-plated Handle surface shows different finish characteristics in the outer-coating of each Handle created, making every HexWeight Thinket Handle a "one-of-a-kind" piece.
In addition, over-time the surface of each HexWeight Handle will gradually accumulate a "patina" from handling and exposure to finger oils and acids. The Handle can also be lightly hand-waxed and hand-buffed (with a soft, non-abrasive cloth) to amplify the effect.
The HexWeight & Shadow Thinket® is Handmade in the USA to fill each order.
The shipping weight of this Thinket version (not the actual weight) is approx 9 oz to allow for proper support & padding during transit.
PLEASE NOTE: All Thinket and ChessMate products are handmade to fill each customer order, and there is a workshop queue by order-date.
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Every Thinket® contains one or more strong magnets, so please keep it away from small children or pets that might swallow it. Do not place the Thinket® on or too close to magnetically sensitive devices and storage media such as: Pacemakers, credit cards, gift cards, watches, computer hard drives, and other such magnetically sensitive items. Do not attempt to put your fingers inside the Thinket®, nor to disassemble it, nor to use it to tap, thump, or hit people, animals, or objects. Please exercise common sense while handling the Thinket®, and please use the Thinket responsibly and considerately at all times.