Becker: Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Billiard with Silver (Three Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0534

If you like your ring grain densely-packed, but wild in nature, you may want to consider a particular alternative to briar that a handful of artisans a delving into these days: strawberry wood. As luck would have it, Paolo Becker in particular has been turning out some of the best work in this distinctive medium, with this towering, silver-mounted straight Billiard being a fine example of that work. The ring grain here is bursting with the energetic, wavering tremelo that serves as one of strawberry wood's signatures, yet still remains quite tightly-packed throughout about 90% of the bowl's considerable surface. And, as you might expect, such an untamed style of natural beauty, combined with a light, crisp sandblasting, makes for quite a stimulating feel in hand.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.44 in./61.98 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Strawberry Wood
  • Country: Italy

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