Askwith: Sandblasted Billiard with Horn

Product Number: 002-499-0349

This Billiard is a relatively reserved and understated interpretation from Chris Askwith, dramatically departing from the English carver's penchant for vivid color palettes and alternative mediums. Measuring just over five-and-a half inches in length, it's a conveniently sized rendition and features well-balanced proportions throughout. The sandblasted finish on this piece is particularly enticing, with undulating waves of grain creeping up the bowl's flanks toward the gently rounded rim. A smooth band of briar along the shank end provides modest textural contrast while a pale horn accent band adorns the stem base, its creamy hues simultaneously contrasting and complementing the rest of the piece's extra-dark color palette. The tapered, polyester stem is fittingly a jet-black hue, forgoing Askwith's penchant for vivid, eye-catching mouthpieces. If you're a fan of Chris Askwith's talented approach to shape-chart standards but prefer classic color palettes, this composition is more than worthy of consideration and would be an excellent addition to any collection of artisan pipes.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.59 in./141.99 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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