Askwith: Moon Rock Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-499-0303

A finish of interstellar magnitude, Chris Askwith's Moon Rock offers a distinct, astral aesthetic. It's achieved by the English carver's micro-sandblasting technique, also seen on his Weathered Bone finish, but while the Weathered Bone stops at micro-sandblasting, the Moon Rock goes a step further, adding cratered imprints of varying sizes across the bowl for an entirely lunar motif. Such a style fits into Chris' creative personal aesthetic — his work often marked by extravagant color palettes, alternative mediums, or striking finishes. The eye-catching Moon Rock finish is showcased across this straight Billiard, making for a contrast of styles between the classic shaping of the pipe itself and the avant-garde finish it wears. In other renditions, Askwith has utilized colorful stains, bur for this piece, he opted for natural briar and a creamy white polyester stem — the entire palette adding further to the moon-inspired theme.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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