Former: Sandblasted Billiard with Silver

Product Number: 002-017-0276

Compared to his stouter, more muscular pieces, this straight Billiard from Hans "Former" Nielsen falls closer to the true Danish classic style — keeping the shank and stem light and lean, and softening the usually cylindrical nature of the bowl by setting the waistline low with a long, gradual taper up to the lofty rim. Fitting to that classic style, it's finished here in a low-profile Danish sandblast and a near jet-black stain, keeping the shape's striking silhouette in full focus while still bringing out a good bit of texture from the block's perfectly oriented cross-cut grain pattern. Topping it off is a domed accent of sterling silver, emulating the look of a military mount while keeping the tenon and mortise fit more traditional. Beautiful, classic piece from Former here.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.40 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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