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Tom Kuhn Silver Bullet Series (SB-1, SB-2, SB-3)
Exhibit #1674
TypeSpecial Release
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
Number Produced50
OwnerRick Brough

From the Tom Kuhn website:

"Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos [by way of BC/What's Next] is proud to offer this set of three inimitable, aluminum yo-yos that defined a product category for nearly three decades. The set highlights the 1984 - 2012 chronology of the legendary Silver Bullet's innovation, technology, design, and craftsmanship that forever changed the sport and art of yo-yo play and earned Tom the moniker, Father of the Modern Yo-Yo!"

The collector's set included the original Silver Bullet (middle in photo; the first high performance metal, fixed axle yo-yo model ever made), the infamous SB-2 (left in photo; the first mass produced ball bearing yo-yo ever made and based on the Tom Kuhn Turbo-Yo prototype), and the elusive SB-3 (right in photo; the first click-adjustable gap yo-yo).

The series is housed in a natural wooden display case (maple?) with a gloss lacquer finish, and lined in cloth. I presume the cases were made by wood craftsman Brad Countryman of BC/What's Next.

See additional exhibit photos of the wooden case with the lid closed and the history of the Silver Bullet that came with the package of three yo-yos.

An SB-3 owners manual was also included, but no extra strings, axles, Turbo Discs, or carrying pouches.

Original retail price: $500 US/$700 Japan.

Original Tom Kuhn Silver Bullet series:
Silver Bullet (SB-1) - 1984
Turbo-Yo (SB-2 prototype) - 1990
Silver Bullet 2 (SB-2) - 1990 in Tortoise shell and in Polished aluminum
Silver Bullet 3 (SB-3) - 2012
Silver Bullet Series limited box set 4 (contains SB-1, SB-2, and SB-3)
Silver Bullet 4 (SB-4) - 2014
Other Views
Silver Bullet History
Left to right: SB-2, SB-1, SB-3
Lid closed

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