Danish Estates: S. Bang Smooth Billiard (B) (pre-1984)
Product Number: 004-001-6481
After 1984, Per and Ulf took over the S. Bang workshop because they wanted to make pipes slightly differently. Some pre-1984 pieces were shaped much like Freehands and other classics, and sported pre-form stems (this one is hand-cut). Increasing the quality to making nothing but hand-cut stems on their already beautiful shapes, post-1984 pipes have become the gold standard for Bang pieces. While it might be difficult to pin-point the exact date of one of their pipes, the stamping gives a division year. "Copenhagen" is pre-1984, while "Kobenhavn" is 1984-present. Given the quality and construction of this one, my guess would be within a year of the transition.
Measurements & Other Details
4.75/5 Inner rim darkening, plus a few minute dings on the bowl.
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark