Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Billiard (109/17)

Product Number: 002-540-0086

A slenderized cross-grain sandblasted Billiard, this piece from Chris Asteriou provides coloring similar to Dunhill's Cumberlands. The transition from bowl to shank seems to be the most difficult part of a pipe for a carver to render, but Asteriou demonstrates his skills here, with the curvature of the bowl perfectly maintained and executed. There's a pronounced delicacy to this piece, perhaps because of the slender shank and gracefully tapered stem. The curvature of the bowl is a study in accuracy, and the lip button so carefully shaped that I suspect it took as much time as any other aspect. Everything about this pipe telegraphs an impression of sophistication and precision, and all in a classic package by one the of world's premier carvers.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.54 in./140.72 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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