Askwith: Sandblasted Nosewarmer Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-499-0448

English artisan Chris Askwith began his pipe journey in 2006, when he first started smoking a pipe and realized that the tools he used as a silversmith could be used to repair pipes. In 2007, he met Paul Hubbart, the man behind Larryson pipes, who gave Askwith a chance to make some pipes from scratch. Askwith eventually invested in specialized tooling that allowed him to produce original pipes full-time, and since then, he's become a prominent figure in artisan pipe making. This Billiard showcases Askwith's unique style, which consists of modernized takes on classic Anglo-French standards

Though incredibly compact in terms of length, measuring just a bit over four inches from end to end, this Billiard boasts a rather deep chamber within the tall, Stack-like bowl. Said bowl displays a subtle upward taper that's accentuated by the wide heel and the neat, well-defined transition. The arrow-straight shank-and-stem arrangement keeps the shape's entire silhouette sleek and understated, allowing the handsome finishing and stem work to take center stage. A dark sandblast envelopes the stummel and brings vivid definition to the briar's natural grain, while a tapered stem of purple and white polyester tops things off and adds a dose colorful vibrancy to the pipe's otherwise reserved palette.

--Davin Hylton

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.19 in./106.43 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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