This brass mini chop cup is a good alternative to some of the more expensive models out there. (The last time I had a brass pocket chop cup to sell, it retailed for over $100). This one is made in India, but is nicely made, with the one caveat which I'll mention below, but generally speaking this chop cup handles well and looks good.
You probably know the chop cup routine, but in a nutshell, a small ball repeatedly vanishes from your hand and reappears under the cup. In the end, a larger ball appears under the cup. The final load for this cup can be the supplied pom pom ball, or a golf ball, sponge ball, and egg, etc.
One caveat about this cup: the brass has some tarnish marks, which you can see in the picture. I buffed the cup with brasso, and it looks okay. But the matte brass finish does not gleam the way some brass does, and still does show some dark spotty areas. (I don't think it is possible to remove the spots, so you just have to accept them as "character" and "patina").
Because of the tarnish spots, I'll price this cup even lower than the suggested price (which is already a pretty good price!)
I think that given the price of this cup, about 55-60% less than the price of other brass pocket chop cups, this caveat is insignificant. The cup is nicely weighted, handles well, and does not require a suspiciously heavy hand when being placed on the table (as some chop cups do).
Brand new and unused. With instructions.
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