Danish Estates: Tom Eltang Smooth Billiard with Bamboo

Product Number: 004-001-17587

Tom's no stranger when it comes to bamboo, often incorporating it into his signature Poker shape — usually in a rather short two-knuckle configuration perfectly tailored to the rhythm and proportions of the somewhat compact form. He's used it in a number of other designs as well, from his take on the Elephant's Foot to a variety of Dublins, Eggs, and Brandies. That being said, bamboo-adorned Billiards are less common. The shape itself here is a straightforward Danish classic, clean of line and supple of curve, with an almost Egg-like plumpness in hand. For the shank extension, Tom used a neat, four-knuckle piece of bamboo, paying close attention to the spacing and rhythm of the knuckles, shank, and stem. The result is a perfectly balanced form, both visually and in mass, and a simply beautiful take on a timeless Danish design.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

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DENMARK (Arched)
  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 0.96 oz./27.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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