Askwith: Rusticated Billiard Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-499-0452
An artisan pipe maker from Plymouth, English, Chris Askwith has developed a considerable reputation over the years. He's known for modernizing classic English shapes through a mixture of stylish finishes and colorful polyester stems, both aspects of which are showcased with this refined Billiard. Sleek and streamlined, this piece boasts a supple bowl that stands at the fore of an arrow-straight shank-and-stem arrangement. The bowl's rounded contours conform naturally to the hand, and the transition leaves more than enough room to drape a digit. Like most Askwith pipes, this piece is incredibly well-balanced, with the bowl, shank, and stem each visually aligned within the composition and contributing to a fairly minimalist profile. A dark rustication dresses the stummel and provides a wealth of engaging texture for the fingers to explore, save for the rim, which is smoothly polished and stained a light color for visual and tactile contrast. A tapered stem of rainbow-hued polyester tops everything off and adds a dose of vibrancy to the pipe's otherwise reserved palette.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.73 in./145.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: England