Now this is my kind of Collector! It's hand-turned (HT), much more manageable in terms of overall size and weight, and has chamber dimensions that are right in the sweet spot for many smokers, myself included. I really enjoy the "HT" pipes that are variations on standard shapes; this Billiard has the bowl proportions and slender shank/stem that would typically have me thinking "Danish design". As far as the "STD" stamp, we aren't sure what this pipe did to earn such a designation, but you needn't worry as our restoration department (er, pipe physicians
) have thoroughly checked all its nooks and crannies and given this pipe a clean bill of health.
- Shane Ireland