Becker: Sandblasted Billiard (Four Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0804

A robustly proportioned and compact Billiard, this rendition from Federico Becker is surprisingly hearty for a Nosewarmer that measures less than five inches in total length. Such a combination makes this the perfect piece for those who prefer smaller interpretations of shape-chart standards, yet desire a piece that offers substantial presence in hand. Its silhouette is marked by crisp lines, a noticeable forward cant, and a sharply pointed, jutting heel spur — all conventional aspects of Becker's signature shaping style.

The virgin finish is a rarity, indicating flawless briar and the opportunity to watch the pipe warmly darken in color over the years as it gradually patinates. The sandblasted finish bespeaks Federico's talent in the blasting cabinet as tight, undulating grain patterns ripple across the surface of the tall bowl with the innermost portion of the rim chamfered and polished smooth for textural contrast. Once the natural briar begins to darken, it'll slowly harmonize in color with the deep red and black hues of the short, cumberland mouthpiece.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.92 in./124.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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