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whiteoak
10-16-2004, 07:19 AM
Does anyone out there have any experience with Dennis Swift cue cases?Also i am trying to find a copy of an uot of print book,"The Lions and the Lambs",by Thomas Fensch.Does anyone have a copy thy would like to sell? Thanks,Whiteoak

tateuts
10-16-2004, 08:10 AM
Dennis had been making cases for about 20 years. I am not sure he is still making them. He made the TAD cases and makes the Widowmaker cases. He lives in a remote location in Kentucky.

He also makes the cases Muellers sells: Muellers hand tooled cases (http://www.poolndarts.com/store.cfm/cat/47.cfm)

I have one of his very early cases, stamped SWIFT in the bottom with block letters, and another beautiful case made for a leathercraft store.

He no longer puts his name on cases. His cases are often mis-identified as Jay Flowers cases. His trademark is a rounded pocket with a nine-ball rack and a lot of tooling.

Dennis' cases are heavy saddle leather with PVC felt lined tube pipes. His hand work is first class, and his cases can be quite striking. Compared to Justis cases, I would say his work is less refined. A typical 2/4 Swift case has a resale value of about $200 - $250.

To get a good deal on a new one, check with Bert Kinister - Kinister (http://www.bertkinister.com/widowmaker_pool_cues_cases.html) - he was selling new 2 butt/4 shaft Widowmakers for $265. I would suggest making sure they are still made by Swift, though.

If you receive anyupdated information about new Swift cases, I would like to know about it.

Chris

whiteoak
10-16-2004, 10:13 AM
Thanks Chris,You are always helpful inresponding to my queries.I met a couple last year that were selling cases by D.Swift at the Derby City Classic.Their names were Ron and Jean Woodson.I will send you an email with their phone no. and address. Thanks,Whiteoak

Leviathan
10-16-2004, 03:54 PM
A copy of Fensch's book is being advertised through ABEbooks:

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?imagefield.x=18&an=Fensch&cm_re=A*Se arch+Box*Form&tn=lions+lambs&imagefield.y=12

AS