Ardor: Urano Billiard with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-004-2522

Though you don't see them quite as often as you would in, say, the Danish or Japanese schools, the Italians do produce some bamboo-infused shapes every now and then. As you might expect though, they do things a little differently. Where Japanese and Danish artisans normally bond the bamboo extension to the shank and fit a removable mouthpiece to the end, here the Roveras do the opposite: actually fashioning the mortise and tenon between the bamboo and the shank — making the bamboo actually part of the stem. This deep-chambered, slender Billiard's a fine example of the technique, finished in a dark, subtly warm stain and a thick, craggy rustication, with two solid knuckles of bamboo fitted to the base of an ocean blue acrylic stem.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.72 in./170.69 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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