Ryan Alden: Rusticated Billiard with Bamboo (Jack of Diamonds)
Product Number: 002-777-0044
Having only received one other bamboo-adorned briar before from Ryan Alden, this Billiard is a welcomed sight and is hopefully an indication that the American artisan will continue to experiment with the organic medium. In this piece, Ryan has fashioned a fairly classic take on the Billiard, the rounded, slightly tapered bowl dominating the profile while the high-set transition creates a supple heel to accentuate the form's plump disposition. Out back, then, trails two slender knuckles of pale bamboo, standing in stark contrast to the dark-stained stummel. The rusticated finish provides a delightful feel in hand, and while the chamber depth is on par with a Group 4, the piece remains quite lightweight and compact — a true pocket pipe that's as gorgeous in its presentation as it is defined by quality craftsmanship and versatility.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
- Weight: 1.09 oz./30.84 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States