The V103 Series uses Dual stains on the forearm and sleeve. The V103-SM has a Dual Smoke stain that contrasts very well with the black with white speck Irish linen wrap. The shaft is made with Hard Rock Maple and comes with a Tiger Everest tip and a Pro taper. Viking cues are constructed with the best components, experience, and care in the billiard industry. All Viking Cues come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY against manufacturing defects, including warpage.