Musico: Smooth Billiard with Silver (Set) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-008-0795
A surprisingly lengthy Billiard from Musicò, this pipe is a slight departure from the brand's usually more compact style. At just over six inches long, the silhouette here is primarily elongated by the stem, a sleek taper of jet-black vulcanite that keeps the profile looking slender and elegant. This stem pairs to the shank at a squared-off style of silver military mount that introduces some handsome contrast and added functionality, allowing for easy removal of the stem at any time. The shank itself is rather trim, and it ebbs out of a wide transition, its svelte combination with the stem placing more of the visual weight on the bowl. Said bowl rests atop a rounded heel and takes on a slight taper upward toward the rim, its slight curvature making for a comfortable feel in hand, while the warm, deep stain of the briar reveals handsome grain.
In 1990, two notable sons of the pipe world joined together and opened up a shop together. Those two were Pablo Becker and Massimo Musicò, the sons of Fritz Becker and Giorgio Musicò, respectively, and two highly respected individuals within Italy's pipe sphere. Starting in 1995, the pair began making pipes together, with Pablo turning the stummels and Massimo crafting silver spigots and bands to pair with the pipes. The duo enjoyed great success during their partnership, but in 2002, Pablo decided to go back to making artisan pipes full-time under the Becker name. Massimo Continued making Musicò pipes, however, and added the Foundation name to subsequent releases, additionally including the rest of his family in the production of the pipes.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.08 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy