Former: Smooth Bent Billiard with Ivorite

Product Number: 002-017-0301

Having a look at this awesome bent Billiard from Hans "Former" Nielsen, it's easy to see why the carver is referred to as "the keeper of the Danish flame." Indeed, shape-wise, it's beautiful in keeping with Danish shaping cues, with a subtle upward-lift of heel, a well-defined transition, and an elegant profile rich with implied energy. It's the finish, however, where the "flame" comes into clear focus, as there's a plethora of the stuff dancing on all flanks, highlighted by a warm, vibrant contrast and complemented by a creamy ivorite mount. Undeniably impressive work, even for a pipemaker with as esteemed a reputation as Former.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.83 in./122.68 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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