Misc. Estates: Dirk Claessen Sandblasted Billiard with Silver (2012)
Product Number: 004-008-2247
Who is the Belgian who makes pipes in Spain, took instruction from a Danish molecular-biologist-turned-pipemaker and Swedish pipe-making couple, and who draws his main inspiration from the late German master Rainer Barbi? Dirk Claessen. He did a solid job with this clearly German-influenced straight Billiard, presenting a firm, large-bowled design of simple lines, not to mention a pipe that sits with aplomb.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
(pipe maker's mark)
4.85/5 A small scorch spot on the inner rim.
- Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Spain