Former: Sandblasted Billiard
Product Number: 002-017-0285
Aside from his signature takes on the straight Apple, it had been a while since we had seen such a simple, understated take on a Danish classic from Hans "Former" Nielsen. That is, until recently. Indeed, the carver has certainly been going back to basics lately, as we've seen a steady stream of Billiard shapes from him in recent months. Here we have almost Liverpool-like fellow, tall of bowl and curving elegantly along the flanks, and gently forward-canted to boot. It's finished in a crisp, light-depth sandblast, serving to highlight a serious display of concentric ring-grain. Also worth nothing is the soft, rounded shaping at the rim, which should make loading with tobacco a breeze.
- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
- Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark