Butz-Choquin: Balzac Churchwarden
Product Number: 002-010-3245
"I am about to become a genius," Honoré de Balzac exclaimed to his sister, after conceiving the La Comédie humaine, a multi-volume collection of interlinked novels meant to paint a panoramic portrait of all aspects of society. In the Churchwarden Balzac, Butz-Choquin has achieved something truly special, as well. Hearkening back to the smoking instruments of Balzac's era, it bears the shank-cusp and pointed heel that are so characteristic of old clay pipes. Where liberty was taken, is in the more modern Billiard-like bowl, finely blended in to look very natural, and with a chamber that is surprisingly deep.- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 9.95 in./252.73 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Churchwarden
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: France