Il Duca: Sandblasted Natural Bent Billiard (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0397

Natural finishes are tricky. The slightest sandpit or crack will show up easily, which is why there can be no flaws on a natural. Here's a long, lithe, sinuous example from Il Duca. Sandblasted for all the craggy texture and grain one could want, it will darken with smoking over the years like a fine meerschaum, contrasted by the gently sloped saddle stem in colorful cumberland. Perhaps a bit longer than its proportions would indicate, its elegance lies in its long, ever-so-slight bend and graceful stance. A good bit of cheekiness is revealed at the transition, maintaining the curvature of the Billiard bowl in a winning combination. It's a beautiful sandblast and a pleasure in the hand, as well as being a piece by one of the most respected pipemakers in the world.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.15 oz./32.66 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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