Tom Eltang: SPC 20th Anniversary Rusticated Billiard
Product Number: 002-299-1130
Tom Eltang's ability to render shape chart standards that remain readily recognizable as his work is truly impressive. The Danish artisan possesses the talent to take a quintessential shape and make it all his own, while at the same time maintaining the heart of the piece's original form. This Billiard is a fine example, its bowl displays a subtle taper toward the rim and is rife with supple curves and gentle lines. The shank maintains a slender disposition before flaring out at the end, leading to a beautiful, tapered mouthpiece that terminates at the comfortable lip button. The stummel has been finished in Eltang's signature rustication, offering a great deal of craggy texture without compromising the underlying lines of the shape itself. It's been left free of adorning accents apart from the smooth rim and section along the shank end to contrast Tom's iconic rustication style. An excellent representation of Eltang's distinct, minimalist aesthetic that highlights his superlative craftsmanship.
2020 marks the 20th year since Sykes Wilford founded Smokingpipes.com. To commemorate such a milestone, we've partnered with numerous pipe makers to release several projects throughout the year, and presented here is Tom Eltang's contribution to SPC's 20th Anniversary line. As this is a deeply personal endeavor, Sykes wanted each series not only to showcase the aspects at which each manufacturer excels, but also to represent pipes which he himself found interesting and attractive. As such, Tom's design is unmistakably "Eltang" in execution and classically Danish in style, showcasing the elements that make the Danish artisan's work so highly respected and sought after. Each piece within this limited-edition series readily demonstrates Tom's expertise and passion for the craft, offered in a variety of Eltang's distinctive finishes and each marked by our special SPC 20th Anniversary stamp. Join us in celebrating 20 years of Smokingpipes with this limited edition offering from one of the most prolific artisan pipe makers in the world, and be on the lookout throughout the year for our other exciting 20th Anniversary projects.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.69 in./144.53 mm.
- Weight: 0.89 oz./25.34 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark