Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Liverpool (498)
Product Number: 002-720-0129
A Billiard variant most closely associated with the Lovat, the Liverpool features a Billiard bowl and elongated, circular shank but is paired to an abbreviated tapered stem rather than the Lovat's saddle variety. Such a difference results in a clean and consistent profile, the lines of the mouthpiece gradually flaring into the shank's streamlined nature. Bill Shalosky is impressively adept at such classic shapes, and this Liverpool rendition exemplifies his acumen: It's a longer pipe, as is often the case with Liverpools, yet this piece remains exceptionally lightweight and easily balanced when clenched despite the longer profile. Slightly canted for visual balance, the bowl's flanks are upright with a minimal taper, matching the parallel lines of the shank and resulting in a somewhat robust demeanor that still maintains a strong degree of sleekness. It's dressed in a rustic sandblast of deep mahogany and burgundy stain that matches perfectly with the ruddy tones of the cumberland stem for a consistent color palette that exudes rugged charm. Simple, unassuming, and artfully designed, this is a archetypal iteration of the shape-chart standard imbued with Shalosky's often soft-lined shaping aesthetic. The lines of the bowl and shank are gently curved and more plump than the more crisp-lined motif seen on classic French and English examples, yet the profile exhibits a good deal of sleekness and aerodynamism. Free of adorning accents, this Shalosky pipe is perfect for those interested in the reserved shaping of a traditional pipe shape elevated with the quality of an artisan maker and rustic durability of a workhorse smoker.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Liverpool
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States