Are There Any Oval Shanked Bent Billiards?

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tarheel1

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I am sitting out side smoking my Dunhill 5102 and thinking an oval shanked bent billiard would be cool. Is there a shape like this and does anyone have one?
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samcoffeeman

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I have an oval shank bent dublin. I'm sure there is an oval shank bent billiard around somewhere. May have to special order it though.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I can't remember having seen one online or in person. Many Canadians are oval, as a standard for the shape, and I have a Sav bulldog (Opera series) that has the diamond stem rounded so it is arguably a Rhody hybrid. But never a bent billiard with an oval stem -- interesting idea. It's certainly an attainable commission.

 

chasingembers

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+1 on both above. I too own a couple of bent dublins with oval shanks, and a commission billiard with an oval shank seems entirely in the realm of possibility.

 

mso489

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...come to think of it, I have a bent Dublin (Britannia) with an oval shank. The oval shank is a fairly traditional feature, but not in billiards, that I've seen.

 

chasingembers

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Here's a start.
https://www.smokershaven.com/genod-pipe-smooth-red-bent-oval-shank-billiard/

 

glpease

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They're not common, but they do exist. Here's an example of a GBD New Era. I realize it's not obvious that it's an oval shank, so you'll have to take my word for it, whatever that's worth. ;)


 

newbroom

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That 'stain' pattern on the case is interesting. I wonder. Is the pipe smoked? I realize there are two materials involved, but there's a bit of coloring at the button too.

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Thank you Greg.

 

glpease

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The pipe was heavily smoked when I acquired it, and took quite a bit of restoration to bring it to this condition. I didn't bother to try to clean the case, and just consider it part of the patina. I had another GBD in this same shape with a silver band that hallmarked to 1911. I always regretted trading it, so when I found this cased example, I jumped on it.