Though the external dimensions are on par with what passes for "average" with Ashton (i.e. about a Group 5 by Dunhill standards), this Brindle straight Billiard has about as much chamber as possible crammed into its otherwise unassuming bowl. Well, unassuming in shape and size, anyway - the ring grain certainly isn't any wallflower. Toss in a handsome sterling silver band and a dark black-and-maroon cumberland stem, and you've got one particularly handsome English classic which promises a particularly full smoke.
- Eric N. Squires