The blue is true Dallas blue. The stick is shiny, the wrap is well done. The black part is hard and is not a soft grip. I love this cue! I only wish the entire stick was blue, including the top part. The cue itself is two pieces that screw in together, like many sticks. It has a nice weight, I received the 21 oz which is what I emailed them asking for, which could've been luck since they cannot choose the weight either. I am sure my husband will love his gift! I ordered Tuesday via free shipping, and received the following Monday (it was supposed to be Friday but it got delayed, which was no problem for me). I would definitely recommend this cue and site to others!
I have added Pics, excuse the cat, apparently she loved it as well!