Michael Parks: Sandblasted Billiard (VI.21) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-473-0102

Michael Parks is a Canadian pipe artisan perhaps best known for his incredible sculptural creations, but also boasting a broad portfolio with his own take on classic designs. This straight Billiard is a great example of the latter, offering the well-balanced proportions that have made the shape so popular for over a century, with a bit of softness to its profile.

It's dressed in a stimulating black sandblast to showcase excellent cross grain, with the entire left flank covered in a resplendent field of blasted birdseye. A dark and complex stain adds greater depths of mystery, while a discrete chamfer at the edge of the chamber and a thin ring at the shank end are finished smooth for subtle contrast. The stem is a sleek taper of jet-black vulcanite, unifying with the stummel's dark hue as it races to an exquisitely hand-crafted lip button.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Canada
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