Knucklebone - Zirconium

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Knucklebone - Zirconium

150.00

Beautiful polished Zirc Knucklebones.

AO2's Knucklebone is the original hardbody knuckle roller, and as the community of players and collectors has grown, so has the demand for exotic materials. What better way to show off the ergonomic curves of this modern classic design than with the folded grains of mokume gane.

This beautiful model is precision machined from solid zirconium rods, and then polished to a gorgeous finish. This elegant Knucklebone may not be for everyone due to its price, but for those who know what they're getting into, you're bound to cherish this piece, and to appreciate it even more over time. The weight of the zirc kbones is is around 66g per piece, making it great for momentum based play, and for exercising the fingers. 

General Information

AO2’s Knucklebone is a simple skill toy that is manipulated with the fingers of one or both hands to perform tricks and patterns, or simply to pass the time. It is very discrete (unless dropped) and can be played in very restricted spaces, and in contexts where other showier skill toys may not be appropriate. There are a handful of tutorials already available online at the AO2 YouTube channel, and we’ll be publishing more in the coming weeks to help get folks started. 

The mokume gane version is heavy, and carries a fair bit of momentum. The weight gives it a substantial feel, and the material is somewhat grippy, particularly if the hands are moist. The weight and grippiness are variables that affect play, and each material seems to be suited to different kinds of tricks. 

The weight and hard material mean it will make a loud noise when it is dropped on hard surfaces, and has the potential to break things in its path. Be careful with it. The material is relatively soft, and will still show scratches and dings on the drop portions.. It falls with weight, so it hits things hard. 

Note from the designer: I developed the original knucklebone circa 1989 when I was a kid in school. The crude original version was made from some kind of polymer clay (see photo). The new version is better suited to bigger hands, and has been designed for smoother flow and better trick potential.  

Warnings: Metal versions are heavy and solid--can break things or hurt things if dropped. It is recommended that you play over carpet, couch, or the like, or outside. Some versions look almost tasty, so keep them away from young kids, and don't let anyone try to ingest them. 

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