Michail Kyriazanos: Smooth Billiard with Silver
Product Number: 002-629-0122
A sibling of sorts to a previous Billiard we received from Michail Kyriazanos, this piece fits firmly within the Greek carver's penchant for artisan renditions of classic English shapes. He's stayed true to the iconic, military-mounted form, though having lent the bowl a touch more forward cant than would be seen on an early 1900s iteration. Michail has also prioritized the briar's natural grain here — whereas as early English factories didn't regard the grain, Kyriazanos has shaped the bowl to showcase vibrant streaks of vertical grain, brought out by a deep, red/orange contrast stain. While the finish and attention to grain are more modern, artisan conventions, the shape remains a veritable classic, easily fitting into an old catalog, with the sterling silver mount both adding a regal sense of formality as well as allowing the stem to be removed even while the pipe is still hot.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
- Weight: 1.09 oz./30.84 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Greece