David Huber: Smooth Billiard with Bamboo (1219)

Product Number: 002-755-0039

A lot of carvers and makers use bamboo to accent their pipes. It's a common material, but it's one that's subtly difficult to incorporate well into a piece's composition. David Huber has utilized the organic material beautifully in this Billiard though — the rhythm of the four knuckles neatly echoed by the curved transition and rounded heel below the bowl. It creates a visual sense of momentum, speeding up through the shank and ushering the eyes into the bowl's tapered walls and forward cant. Inside, the bowl houses a chamber that's both broad and deep, the rim softly rounded for a Danish-like aesthetic. Meanwhile, Huber's deft craftsmanship is testified to by how the American carver has fitted the bamboo to the stummel and the stem: The small dimples at each of the bamboo's ends are continued into the briar and vulcanite, making for all the more balanced and cohesive a composition.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.96 in./125.98 mm.
  • Weight: 1.06 oz./29.94 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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