Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Natural Billiard (1041/21) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-540-0158

This straight Billiard from Greek carver Chris Asteriou pays homage to the Dunhill "LB" shape, and with a stout shank, generous bowl, and sleek, tapered stem, it's quite faithful to that original form. The bowl tapers just slightly as it falls toward a voluptuous heel, the taper giving an ideal surface on which to display excellent stacks of ring grain. It's dressed in a natural tanblast, the light hues accentuating crisp undulations of growth rings, again with a nod to Dunhill's Tanshell finish, rendered here in fine form. Blasted birdseye packs the top of the shank, the heel, and the rim, the latter with a discrete, smooth chamfer on the inside edge to assist in tobacco loading. With plenty of stimulating texture, it provides an enjoyable in-hand presence and much for finger pads and curious eyes to explore. For any fans of Chris Asteriou's work who are looking for a classically inclined straight Billiard, you can't do better than this.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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