Mike Sebastian Bay: Smooth Pencil Shank Billiard with Horn

Product Number: 002-820-0023

A veritable featherweight, this pencil-shanked Billiard from Mike Sebastian Bay is the first we've received from the Danish carver, but it's one of his signatures, accompanied by his bamboo-adorned, rusticated offerings. It's an impressive display of Bay's shaping, finishing, and technical skill, requiring a deft hand and superb eye for detail. Shape-wise, the elongated, tapered stem accentuates and furthers the profile's streamlined nature, the shank meeting the bowl at crisp transition full of cheeking. Said bowl, then, is of classic Danish style, with a gentle taper toward the rim, its forward posture lending the piece a Belge-like disposition as a whole. It's all dressed in one of Mike's signature contrast stains, vividly highlighting windswept flame grain and speckles of birdseye. To top it all off, the shank end features a creamy ferrule of horn to accent.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 0.58 oz./16.33 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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