ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE.
These are the limited edition Generation II classic brass set of cups from Michael Kaminskas. Only 100 sets of these were ever made and Michael was kind enough to bring me ONE set to sell in my shop.
Each cup is 3 inches high with a mouth opening a little over 2 1/2 inches.
As with the Classic Copper and Weathered MK Cups, the Classic Brass Cups were modeled after the original MK Professional Cups released in 1999. Beginning with the original cup, slight modifications were made to effect the impossibility of the final loads as well as the overall handling of the cups.
NOTE - Unlike the original MK cups, these cups are NOT laquered so they will tarnish to a nice light patina while working them. Brass cups patina naturally to a much lighter color than the copper ones.
EACH SET OF 3 CUPS COMES WITH A NUMBERED AND HAND SIGNED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY EACH CUP IS HALLMARKED.
ONLY 100 SETS WILL BE MADE - WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE FOR GOOD!
INCLUDES A CUSTOM SET OF WHITE CROCHET BALLS (1 1/4 INCH) HANDMADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MK CUPS
EXQUISITE DRAWSTRING CARRYING BAG ALSO INCLUDED
READ WHAT MICHEAL SAYS ABOUT HIS CUPS:
Following in the footsteps of the original MK Professional Cups, these cups were designed through years of trial and error. The Generation II cups are simply an extension and advancement over the ones I released almost 20 years ago. While all MK Professional Cups are valuable as collectibles given their superb craftsmanship and very limited quantities, they were made for workers and will stand up to the use and abuse of a lifetime of performing. Mike Rogers (of cups and balls baseball fame) once asked me, "Why limit the number of sets?". Quite frankly, I wasn't in it for the money. The only reason the MK Professional Cups existed in the first place was because I couldn't find any cups on the market that met my extremely high standards... so began my journey for the perfect cup. Having gone through several revisions before the final product, I sold 100 sets to simply recoup my losses and pay for the very expensive tooling.
Much in the same way is Generation II. Again, I felt I could make my cups even better... so it was back to the drawing board. Prototype after prototype and NOT with a 3D printer. Each prototype meant cups spun, more performing, and more tooling. From the first prototype of Generation II to the final product it has been an arduous 3 year journey. True to the original MK Professional Cups, subtle tweaks make the Generation II cups perform even better than the original!
Once I had the final design, I needed to focus on production to produce the absolute best cup available today with NO EXCEPTIONS! What I decided on is a combination of modern age and old world techniques -- something that has NEVER been done before. Typically, a cup is either spun on a lathe (old world technique) or created with a 3D printer or CNC milling machine (modern techniques). The manufacturing of the Generation II cups is nothing short of groundbreaking. By combining a fluid forming metal process called hydroforming with the ancient art of metal spinning, I was able to produce a cup that is far more consistent in wall thickness than traditionally spun cups, with the advantages of a harder, stronger metal in the finished product and a smoother cup surface with less draw marks. The result is nothing short of amazing!
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