Tao: Smooth Billiard with Silver

Product Number: 002-748-0012

This is one of Tao's sleeker pieces, though it maintains the generous chamber and stocky bowl proportions we've come to expect from the carver. A plump, slightly tapered Billiard, the bowl is particularly tall against its trim shank, offering a rather lofty sensibility. The finish, too, is of note — while we've seen Tao use contrast stains in the past, this red-hued one has deftly highlighted the briar's grain, a splendid display of flame that further echoes the soft, supple taper of the bowl itself. It's been contrasted with the darker, but still warm tones of a cumberland mouthpiece, the two elements divided only by a crisp, cool band of sterling silver — a simple accent that is as refined as they come. Excellent piece.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.26 in./108.20 mm.
  • Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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