Il Duca: Sandblasted Natural Billiard (B) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-427-0620

Playful and demure, substantial in length but light in weight, this straight Billiard from Max Rimensi of Il Duca is a bit of a contradiction, but in a way that is undeniably attractive. The profile is neoclassic with a capital "N," as we often see from the Italian artisan, with the bowl growing from a rounded heel to reach a girth quite impressive in proportion to the pencil-thin shank and stem. The division of mass keeps the visual weight forward, and allows a capacious chamber while keeping the overall weight quite light.

The grain radiates downward from above the pipe, dressing the bowl in cascading growth rings elevated by a precise sandblast. Already beautiful as it is, the pipe's virgin natural finish will grow in bespoke character with a unique patina gained from time and smoking sessions. The sleek, hand-cut tapered vulcanite stem provides the perfect complement, flaring from the compressed circumference of the shank to become a svelte fishtail for a comfortable perch between the lips.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.90 in./149.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.74 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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