Il Duca: Smooth Pencil Shank Billiard (D)

Product Number: 002-427-0421

A beautifully simple and sleek-lined Billiard, this pencil-shanked number showcases Max Rimensi's deft diversity of shaping and talented craftsmanship. This particular piece strays from Max's often sinuous and curvaceous numbers, opting instead for a design defined by crisp, arrow straight dimensions. With a shank that's a bit longer than typical and a touch less length lent to the tapered stem, this piece leans into the proportions of a Liverpool, while the slender nature of the shank and stem afford the bowl a pronounced sense of visual weight. Said bowl caters toward the Danish school — its slightly bulging waistline giving way to an upward taper. Well balanced in its forward cant, the bowl houses a chamber of respectable depth, and the vibrant contrast stain in which it's adorned highlights streams of straight grain down the length of the shank as well as streaking flame grain across the bowl.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.68 in./144.27 mm.
  • Weight: 0.83 oz./23.59 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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