Frank Axmacher: Sandblasted Billiard
Product Number: 002-815-0009
While there's certainly an impressive nature to a cohesive Freehand design, I'm always charmed by a well-executed classic. Straight and streamlined, this Billiard from Frank Axmacher uses the lines of its shank and stem to draw all of the visual focus forward, with a steady taper from bit to transition, giving the bowl center stage. Softly rounded, with just a slight taper from base to rim, the bulb of the bowl seems almost perched at the tip of the shank. Its place as a focal point isn't wasted, either — finished in a crisp sandblast, the briar's grain is highlighted and defined with some low-profile texture, the rim left smooth for a hint of the original surface. It's an elegant take on a traditional design, and one which has been executed with aplomb.- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.39 in./162.31 mm.
- Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany