Ashton: Claret Bent Billiard with Silver (XX) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-006-3756
Jimmy Craig of Ashton has done well in in upholding the workshop's reputation for crafting fine Anglo-French classics, and that is something to which this bent Billiard can attest. Though it may not be as sinuously curved as Dunhill's "LC" shape, it is still quite deeply bent, with a high-reaching stem that ebbs out of a sharply upturned shank. Said shank ebbs forth from a tight transition that's wide enough to drape a digit, but still poises the shank and stem for comfortable smoking and easy jaw-hanging. The heel is nicely rounded and sweeps into a tall bowl that's canted forward for a dynamic, active look, while its rounded walls offer a comfortable feel in hand. As part of the Claret series, it's dressed in a vibrant, ruby-hued sandblast that unveils some handsome grain, here paired to a jet-black vulcanite stem and elegant band of silver.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
- Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England