Smio Satou: Sandblasted Bent Billiard

Product Number: 002-142-0331

There's a bit of flare to the base of that stem, but I have to say that even with it included, this is one of the most reserved briars I've seen from Smio Satou. It's a Billiard - a classic Billiard underneath it all, just one that happens to have been hand-shaped by a highly skilled Japanese artisan, with a more natural and easy flow to both the underlying gesture and the individual lines as a result. Had Smio been making pipes like this a hundred-and-some-odd years ago, Alfred Dunhill may not have stood a chance, and we might well have wound up turning to pipes of the Japanese school for our textbook examples of what a classic shape should be.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.43 in./137.92 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan