Il Duca: Sandblasted Billiard (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0530

This svelte, straight Billiard from Max Rimensi of Il Duca shows off his design versatility. The Italian artisan may fashion his pipes using traditional Danish or German shaping cues or mix Italian influences with those of the Anglo-French school. Here, Max has fashioned a stout bowl that's slightly canted and with softer lines and curves than the more structured form associated with classic English design, with a nod toward the Danish school. The shank and stem display a gradual, pronounced taper toward the bit, however, in the manner of Italian shaping. A functional, compact pipe with a reserved color palette consisting of a dark, crimson sandblast and cumberland stem, without any additional accoutrements, it also could be interpreted as mirroring that of the old English marques.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.56 in./141.22 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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