One of the noticeable things in the darts industry over recent years has been the growth of the special or collectors edition sets. Often they are simply a variation on the player’s current dart or specially packaged, souvenir type, product to mark an occasion or achievement. However, Unicorn has just released a unique pack. Not one but two sets of darts marking the remarkable career of John Lowe!
A Moment Of Darting History
In 1984 John Lowe MBE became the first person to achieve a 9-dart finish on television, in a match against Keith Deller at the 1984 World Matchplay. John hit two 180s with his first six darts, before finishing on 141 with treble 17, treble 18, and double 18 to complete the perfect leg. With this feat, John earned himself a place in darting immortality, as well as £102,000.
The John Lowe MBE Limited Edition darts are presented in deluxe packaging and come complete with two sets of darts, the first of which is a Limited Edition Replica of the dart John used to throw the perfect leg. His original (Phase 1) barrels are 90% natural tungsten, with Limited Edition 9 Dart engraving. The shaft and flights are a modern replica of those used on that famous day, a Silver Moulded SlikStik shaft and ULTRAFLY Rainbow Blue flights in Xtra shape.
The second set of darts included are a Limited Edition replica of the dart John used more recently, the main variation is a more pronounced and aggressive grip. The 90% tungsten dart (Phase 2) with gold titanium coating and Limited Edition MBE engraving also includes Gold Premier Aluminium Shafts and Gold John Lowe MBE ‘Ultrafly’ flights in Plus shape.
2019 New Year’s Honours
On the 2nd May 2019, the three-time World Champion was awarded an MBE by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, for services to the sport of darts and Charity at Buckingham Palace. John’s incredible career has spanned across four decades of darting excellence, in which he became the first man to win three World Championship Titles across three decades, defeating Leighton Rees in 1979, Eric Bristow in 1987, and Alan Warriner in 1993.
In total there are just 501 sets of the John Lowe Limited Edition Set, spread across the three weights, meaning there are just 167 Sets each of 21G, 23G and 25G available. Available only from Unicorn or from John Lowe MBE himself.
Each John Lowe MBE Limited Edition Box Contains-
- Deluxe John Lowe MBE Packaging
- 2 Sets of Limited Edition John Lowe Darts – 1 x Set of Phase 1 Natural John Lowe Darts and 1 x Set of Phase 2 Gold John Lowe Darts
- Limited Edition Engraving
- ULTRAFLY Flights
- SlikStik and Aluminium Shafts
Full product and purchase details available here: http://www.playwiththebest.com/john-lowe-mbe-9-dart-special.html