Saturday, 11 March 2017
Askwith Tall Billiard
Here Today: Tall Billiard
Chris Askwith has an absolute corker of a pipe available over at Askwith Pipes right now. The Tall Billiard with military mount and a handmade silver cap is a beauty. Look at the depth of that bowl.
As with all of Chris' pipes, it is stamped with Handmade in England and the year of production, and has the Askwith logo inset in the stem in sterling silver. At the time of writing, the pipe is still available, but you will need to be quick.
Gone Tomorrow: Ebony and Ivory Pipe
Late last year Chris brought out an Art Deco take on the bulldog style of pipe in black morta (bog oak) with an ivory stem (below).
The bulldog has a solid shape that is good for starting out in pipe smoking, which clenches well and and has a (generally) cool hold.
Obviously, this cracker was snapped up pretty quickly, but I really had to show it to you. What a marvel.