Thomas and Thomas "Kosmic Commemorative" Limited Edition Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a very rare Thomas and Thomas Kosmic Commemorative Bamboo Fly Rod. Made in 1984 by T&T, this rod pays homage to the famous Kosmic Rods built by Thomas, Edwards and Payne at the end of the 19th century. It features blonde cane, a 3x3 node pattern, Kosmic-type swelled butt section, an ivoroid reel seat (raised rails, elongated butt cap, wide sliding band), large nickel silver cone-shaped grip check, and bright Kosmic-style ferrules. The guides are anchored with gorgeous bright red wraps tipped in black, and there are also nicely-spaced intermediate wraps. A few of the wraps show some age and have developed slight frosting but are not in need of repair. This frosting phenomenon is seen on many of the T&T rods from this time period. The wraps remain tight. The cigar shaped handle is composed of narrow cork rings that vary from 1/8" to 3/16" and is 5 1/2" in length. Inked in script on the butt section is: "19 - Kosmic - 84, Commemorative, Ltd. Edition". Number '13' is also inked on the base end of each section and it is stamped on the bottom of the butt cap. All sections are straight and full length on this excellent+ condition commemorative rod. It comes with the original bag (with stiffener), and labeled tube. The tube has some scratches from handling use.