Former: Smooth Lovat with Silver

Product Number: 002-017-0328

Considered a master artisan, Hans "Former" Nielsen is known across the globe for his deft, expertly executed renditions of Danish classics. That said, his Lovat renditions appear on our site few and far between compared to his other traditional Billiard variants. As an unabashed Lovat lover, I'm especially pleased, then, to see this piece from the revered Dane. It's everything one could want from the pipe chart standard rendered from one as talented and precise as Nielsen. The proportions are spot on — the stem being even a touch more abbreviated to accentuate the elongated stem and imposing bowl up front. Slightly forward of cant and tapered of rim, the bowl is well shaped within the Danish tradition, the heel more upward sweeping than, say, those of the English and Italian school. Topping it all off, the bowl wears an alluring, smoky contrast stain with flame grain around the bowl, drawing focus to the broad band of sterling silver at the shank end.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.41 in./137.41 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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