Askwith: Rusticated Billiard
Product Number: 002-499-0320
This is one of Chris Askwith's larger renditions of the classic straight Billiard, hewing closely to, say, Group 5 or 6 size — both in terms of overall dimensions and chamber depth. Shape-wise, however, it fits well into the English carver's other traditional shapes. The proportions are right in line with classic pipe chart standards, benefiting further from the exacting engineering of a skilled artisan. Dressed in a dense and deep rustication, the finish was well considered for a pipe of this size, as the large bowl offers all the more surface area on which to appreciate the time-consuming process needed to achieve such a rugged texture. While the stummel's stain is dark and reserved, Chris has fitted it with a pearly white polyester stem, nodding to his signature style of contrasting, modern color palettes.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
- Weight: 2.32 oz./65.77 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Stem Material: Other
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: England