| Steve Kornele grew up in the small town of Mooreland, Oklahoma with only 1,000 residents. Luckily for him, Mooreland was also the home to some Great Cuemakers like Verl Horn as well as Dan, Jeff and Daniel Prather. Steve developed a major interest in cues and began spending most of his spare time in both of their shops in 1995. Not long after, he had completed his first personal cue. Over several years of experience helping in the two shops he learned every step in building High Quality Cues. Soon, he developed a passion for Custom Ivory work in Cues. Steve went to College and majored in Architecture. He would drive home every weekend to continue his studies on cuemaking especially in Verl's shop where he could learn the details on working with Ivory. This was the perfect place as Verl had been building cues for over 30 years and was well known for his Ivory Cues. After college, he moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas where he teamed up with Greg Willingham who had also been helping Horn for years. He started working with Greg's Company "WW Cues" and built custom cues for about a year and a half. Steve decided it was time to move back to his hometown of Mooreland, Oklahoma to raise his family. Within a year after this move he realized that his Passion for cuemaking would never fade. He built a new shop and purchased all new equipment. He started taking orders on his own Kornele Custom Cues in 2002. Steve still builds cues using many of those time tested techniques that were perfected over many years of experience. He also uses new enhanced technologies to combine them with time tested techniques to create some truly exceptional cues. Kornele cues are built with Hand Milled short splice points that have real veneers. Most Kornele Cues have Ivory inlays or Hand Milled windows in the buttsleeve. High End Cues incorporate Ivory Ferrules, Ivory Joints, Ivory Dash Rings, Double Milled Ivory Points, Ivory Inlays and Ivory Buttcaps. If you would like a Kornele Custom Cue of your own feel free to call the number or email the address below. Thank you for your interest in Kornele Custom Cues.