Former: Sandblasted Billiard with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-017-0334

A compact, lightweight Billiard, this piece from Hans "Former" Nielsen has everything one could hope for in a Danish classic design — soft lines, tapering bowl, and inflated rim — yet all in a convenient size that will prompt reaching for again and again no matter what else comprises your collection.

The shaping and finishing cues are all conventional Former as well. The Danish master has perfectly matched the transition of the the top of the shank with the curve of the heel, balancing the composition and drawing focus to the surrounding negative space. The shank end is topped with a horn mount, rounded softly at the face to draw the eye to the saddle stem — the disc-like base shaped to the same circumference as the shank, continuing the implied trajectory of the briar. It's all dressed in one of Nielsen's signature sandblasts, the dark chocolate hues tipped with flecks of lighter, honey tones to match the stain of the smooth, polished rim.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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