Bill Shalosky: Rusticated Billiard with Juma (523) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0142

Bill Shalosky isn't one to shy away from using alternative materials in his pipe making; his portfolio consists of pieces crafted from morta in addition to briar, while exotic woods comprise accents and stems, lending even more flourish to his often-seen classic shapes, as seen in this Billiard.

The American carver demonstrates a keen eye for shaping, with years of experience spent crafting pipes at Smoker's Haven and Chheda Pipes, and still works as a member of BriarWorks' artisan team, while also fashioning pipes under his own name. His penchant for classic Anglo-French designs is reflected in this Billiard, the bowl upright and sturdy. The proportions between bowl and shank speak to its traditional aesthetics, the streamlined, sleek shank-and-stem arrangement lending support and a pleasant balance. It's dressed in a mahogany-stained, rather woodsy rustication, with the creamy mouthpiece of Juma, a strong, synthetic material used in knife handles, lending beautiful contrast. This is a fine presentation from the American carver and quite the testament to his talents in shaping and finishing.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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