One of the most noticeable things in the darts industry over recent years has been the growth of the special or ‘collectors’ editions sets of darts. Often they are simply a variation on a specific player’s current dart or a specially packaged, souvenir type product to mark an occasion or achievement. However, Unicorn have 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 player to achieve a 9-dart finish on television in a match against Keith Deller at the 1984 World Matchplay. Lowe 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, he earned himself a place in darting immortality, as well as the small matter of £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 darts Lowe used to throw the perfect leg. His 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.
2019 New Year’s Honours
On the 2nd May 2019, Lowe, the three-time World Champion was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace by Prince William for services to the sport of darts and charity. Lowe’s incredible career 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.
The Phase 2 set of darts included are a Limited Edition replica of the darts Lowe used when he received his MBE. The 90% tungsten dart 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.
In total there are just 501 sets of the John Lowe Limited Edition set, spread across three weights, meaning there are just 167 Sets each of 21G, 23G and 25G available. This set is only available from Unicorn at www.playwiththebest.com 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 are available here: http://www.playwiththebest.com/john-lowe-mbe-9-dart-special.html