Misc. Estates: Dirk Claessen Sandblasted Bent Billiard (2012)
Product Number: 004-008-1917
Belgian artisan Dirk Claessen refers to this shape as the "So Classic", and I can see why. It's the classic bent Billiard, but rendered with a gesture reminiscent of Edwardian script, and that makes for a fine combination of simplicity and grace to my eye. The sandblast definitely ain't shabby either, with the broad, well-defined layers of ring grain serving as an attractive contrast to the easy, smooth, elongated curves that define so much of this pipe.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
CLAESSEN PIPES (circled around maker's mark)
Condition: 4.65/5 Some shallow marks from a reamer inside the chamber, otherwise very clean.
- Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Spain