English Estates: BBB Minerva Smooth Billiard (709) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-37348

BBB stands for "Britain's Best Briars" today, though when it was founded in 1860 it was as "Bloomfield's Best Briars." A storied English marque with over a century of history behind it, BBB presents us with this trim, svelte, and traditionally inclined, straight Billiard. The marque's "709" features a lithe stretch of shank and stem, their thinness contributing to the overall light weight of the pipe, making it an apt clencher despite being straight. The transition is neat and subtly cheeked and the bowl it leads to proud and tall, though it's still lean enough to easily fit in the hand. Dressed in a warm chestnut stain, the stummel showcases a handsome array of flame grain all around, their striations leading the eye to the rim and allowing the eye to appreciate every inch of this classic briar.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Small Scratches Around The Bowl Finish Faded Unsmoked

BBB (inside triangle)
  • Length: 6.02 in./152.91 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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