Tonni Nielsen: Smooth Billiard

Product Number: 002-192-0303

Though arrow straight in its shank and stem, and quite towering in the overall height of the bowl, Tonni has made sure to lend plenty of light and airy Danish style to this Billiard — shaping the bowl along a soft, subtle taper from its broad, cheeky base up to the high-set rim, and applying a light, lifting gesture to the heel and transition. While seemingly subtle, these simple tweaks are really what differentiate the Danish Billiard from its English or Italian counterparts, making for a softer silhouette and a fuller, plumper feel in hand.

In addition to showcasing Tonni's chops with traditional forms, the overall conservative nature of this piece serves another purpose I think — namely its reserved, minimalist form allows the eye to focus more on the natural beauty of the briar itself. In this case, that means a gorgeous display of straight and flame grain, spouting up in a 360 degree display around its lofty bowl. Presented sans any sort of flashy accents or adornments, this is classic Danish style done right.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.35 in./135.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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