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Armentrout: Sandblasted Bent Billiard with Spalted Hackberry

Product Number: 002-558-0029

Ok, I had to look up "spalted hackberry". Not the spalted part, long ago Adam explained to me (as only Adam could) that if the material being described was a toenail, the spalting would be the green fungus you would see a doctor about removing (like I said "Adam"). Hackberry is actually quite close to the American elm and exceptionally well suited to urban areas. The spalting does add a remarkably vitality to the wood's natural striations and, at least in my opinion, is a welcome addition to accessory materials.

A quick peek from the top vantage shows how well spalted hackberry complements the stain Armentrout chose for the smooth rim. The bowl execution is something of a Danish/American hybrid; with the heel cupping and lower equatorial emphasis of the former, and the additional under-travel of the shank from the latter. This is one suave bent Billiard. If I was a bent Billiard, this would be me. Ok, If I was a bent Billiard, I would be in our pipe science collection; but this is the one I'd want to be.

--R. 'Bear' Graves



This pipe has been sold and is being presented here for informational purposes as it is a particularly excellent or representative example of Armentrout's work. If you have any questions about this pipe, or pipes similar to it, please do not hesitate to e-mail us or call us at (888) 366 0345.

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Measurements & Other Details
 Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm. Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
 Bowl Height: 2.19 in./55.63 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Bent Billiard Finish: Sandblast
 Material: Briar Country: United States

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