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
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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
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