Butz-Choquin: Simoun Sandblasted Bent Billiard (9mm)
Product Number: 002-010-0554
Well, the first time around my best guesses regarding the origins of this Butz-Choquin line's name was that it refereed to one of two things: either a Japanese cartoon, or a 1930s French aircraft, the Caudron Simoun, which was used to set more than one long-distance flight record during its day. This did, however, still leave the question as to what the latter (the more likely of the two, I hope you'll agree) itself referred to. As it so happened, trying to figure that
out led to what is in all likelihood the real answer; a type of exceptionally hot and dry, sand-stirring cyclonic wind which occurs around the Levant, Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula. This would indeed seem pretty appropriate for a series of sandblasted briars, and especially so here, given just how consistently these particular B.C.s are turning up with considerable displays of ring grain.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: France