Sam Cui: Smooth Billiard with Bamboo
Product Number: 002-687-0020
Despite it being one of the most commonly-fashioned shapes on the shape chart, the Billiard shape still enjoys immense popularity as a form carvers turn to and reimagine time and time again. Sam Cui, for example, has here presented us with a rendition that seems to draw inspiration from both the Danish and Japanese schools, with its softly-tapered bowl paired to a bamboo shank extension and shorter, arrow-straight saddle stem. It presents a sense of subtle asymmetry too, a result of its rim topped with a partial plateau, and the knuckles of the honey blonde stuff operate in perfect rhythm with the composition at large, bookended as they are between two slender, merlot-colored ring spacers. Lovely work.- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.56 in./141.22 mm.
- Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: China