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its a chunk of lapis lazuli from the earth, dug up, cut into shape, polished, and then turned into a shift knob. i found a guy in texas that makes gemstone shift knobs for old show cars and trucks. he did an excellent job imho.


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I have grown to really love shift knobs that are "spherical," it looks awesome, although I do wish they would have done something better than a nut at the bottom of it.
well i put it on myself lol. there has to be a nut there otherwise you cannot choose the orientation of the knob. i wanted to align it a very specific way. also the threads are just held in by epoxy so it cannot hold a lot of torque, it was ither that or use threadlock, and since i am prob going to be doing more work to the shifter in the future i wanted it to be easily removable.
 

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That’s is a pretty awesome knob. Is there a particular reason you chose the sphere shape?
tbh i never really did choose a sphere, the guy never asked what shape i wanted and i never told him any shape lol. i knew i wanted lapis and i think it looks really good as a sphere, and as dorsodurojohn said it looks like a planet, witch is very cool to me as well. the pictures dont really show it, but there is a lot of pyrite on it, witch is fools gold, so it really sparkles in the sunlight at certain angles. i guess that could look like land mass if you use your imagination. so you could say the sphere chose me :)
 
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