These four classical shapes are very similar and often confused. They all have straight long shank, short stem and billiard bowl. The differences are in the shapes of shank and stem.
Smooth Billiard 2017-05-22
|140 mm||41 g||20x38 mm|
This is my 262nd smoking pipe.
The article about what the perfect pipe is, what flaws use to be in pipes, and how they spoil the smoking.
Billiard is the most classical pipe shape. Billiard's stem and mouthpiece look like a billiard cue. The bowl is almost cylindrical with almost 90° angle.
Smooth pipes — pipes with smooth finish — sanded and polished pipes.