Misc. Estates: Maksim Nazarenko Sandblasted Billiard with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-8380

After falling in love with the art of smoking, Maksim Nazarenko was encouraged by a friend to start making his own pipes. He took to it almost immediately, his now decade of experience informing a unique shaping style that ranges across a variety of design styles, with this straight Billiard representative of his more conservative work. The overall build here is rather robust, with a defined heartiness present throughout the stummel and stem, though the junction's fitment of horn tapers a touch, making things a bit more slender but understating the visual separation between it and the stem. Said stem is a sleek taper of black vulcanite that still maintains some thickness through its bit, while the bowl that stands opposite to it is a plump, supple bulb of briar that offers a lovely feel in hand. The wide transition that leads away from it promises easy thumb draping, and the subtle curves of the walls make for a profile that conforms quite well to the fingers. Dressing the briar here is a dark, inky sandblast that reveals rippling growth rings cascading down the bowl, while the rim is peppered with birdseye and the horn accent offers rich contrast.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Bowl Nicked

  • Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ukraine
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