Wojtek Pastuch: Sandblasted Pencil Shank Billiard with Warthog Tusk (0831)

Product Number: 002-811-0022

I'm quite fond of this handy pencil shank Billiard from Wojtek Pastuch. It's well on the more lithe, slender end of the carver's shaping spectrum, though it boasts a bit more length than the more compact numbers I've seen from the Polish artisan. With a touch of forward cant about the bowl, it seems to sport something of a soft bit of Danish influence, though the sandblasted treatment is far craggier than the understated, low-profile blasts commonly associated with the Danes. Indeed, it's more like something Dunhill would have produced during the Patent period, and the gently inflated shaping at the rim is well-suited to the touch of smooth stain at play. It sports a reverse tenon arrangement at the shank's end, along with a creamy, minute accent of genuine warthog tusk, guiding the eye to the easy taper and fishtail-like flare of the stem. A really cool piece.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.75 in./146.05 mm.
  • Weight: 0.51 oz./14.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Poland
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