Yuki Tokutomi: Smooth Billiard Nosewarmer (Yuki)
Product Number: 002-477-0029
The Tokutomi Pipe Company is a family business. In fact, everyone who works on these pipes is a Tokutomi. The venerable Hiroyuki does most of the drilling, while his wife Kazue and daughter Yuki actually shape the briar. Most of the designs we've seen so far since the marque's introduction in 2012 have been relatively small numbers. Though quite deep of chamber for a Tokutomi, this little Yuki nosewarmer of a Billiard is no exception. Its tall-rimmed, rounded bowl feels great in the hand, and its lightweight design and short, stubby length should make for a comfortable clench in the jaw as well. Stained in a warm contrast, this briar's cross-cut grain orientation is the main display here — with lively patches of birdseye along the flanks and plenty of cross grain up top. To top it all off, it's fashioned with a short cumberland stem for a positively dashing composition.
- Andrew Wike
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 3.78 in./96.01 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan