Ryan Alden: Sandblasted Nosewarmer Billiard (Queen of Hearts) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-777-0130

Leveraging his background in sculpting, leather working, and wood turning, Ryan Alden produces a wide variety of pipes, though he tends to favor the elegant simplicity of Anglo-French classics. This snug Nosewarmer Billiard exemplifies Alden's love for the old shape-chart standards, showcasing nicely balanced proportions across the totality of the form. Measuring just a touch over four inches in total length, this piece is remarkably lightweight and compact, making it perfect for on-the-go smoking. Shape-wise, this piece features a tall bowl that rises at the fore of an arrow-straight shank-and-stem arrangement. The bowl houses a nice bit of chamber given the shape's overall size, and it tapers ever-so-slightly upward from its rounded heel to its rim. A crisp, dark sandblast dresses the stummel and highlights an impressive mixture of birdseye and rippling grain about the bowl, while a saddle stem of green vulcanite tops off the design and adds a touch of contrasting color to the overall composition.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.01 in./101.85 mm.
  • Weight: 0.78 oz./22.23 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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