You may be wondering what makes this briar a Billiard, rather than a Dublin. The short answer is, because it is French. In the old French school is where you'll find this distinctive take on the Billiard, with a tapered lower bowl which lends such pipes a Dublin-esque look. We've seen Sebastien offer this shape before in a deeply bent, jaw-hanger variation (in fact, I own one, and it's one of my favorite smokers), but here he's switched things up with a notably Zulu-like rendition.
- Eric N. Squires