William “Ashton” Taylor has worked for Dunhill for twenty five years, producing one of the most beautiful pipes of the famous English brand of the white point.
Asthon pipes take up the famous eighties Dunhill pipes in their shapes, elegance, lines and finishes.
But William “Ashton” Taylor's Pebble Grain pipes are famous for the treatment that briar undergoes.
William had to find a solution to remove the tannin from the 'young' wood.
To this end, the heads of his pipes are now hardened in boiling oil which gives them an excellent yield and avoids the appearance of the bitter taste, typical of fresh briar.
This particular treatment and drying in ovens make Ashton pipes among the lightest tobacco pipes in the world.
A further feature of Ashton pipes is the mouthpiece material.
A compound made up of the two materials, which he called asthonite, which he patented.
The mouthpieces of asthonite are not quite as soft as the rubber, which is comfortable to hold between the teeth, but they are in any case much more pleasant than those of acrylic that are hard.
On the other hand, they do not change color and retain their bright black color.
Here we have an Ashton Pebble Grain pipe in sandblasted briar shaped billiard.
A well proportioned and very light pipe. Pleasant to hold. Elegant.
The color of this Ashton Pebble Grain Bent billiard pipe is natural and the shine is given by carnauba wax.
Each Asthon Pebble Grain pipe is a unique and unrepeatable piece and the photos you see depict this exclusive pipe, the same, once purchased, will be removed from the catalog.
If you need more detailed photos, we will be happy to send them to you.
ASHTON’S PIPE IS FASHIONED FOR THE TOBACCO ENTHUSIAST WHO INSISTS HANDLING ONLY THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP.
MADE IN ENGLAND OF BRIAR ROOT, THE PIPE WILL PROVIDE GENUINE ENJOYMENT FOR YEARS TO COME.
1) width 125 mm
2) height 87 mm
3) depth 36 mm
4) chimney diameter 20 mm
5) fireplace depth 43 mm
Curved saddle mouthpiece in black Ashtonite. Ashton cue ball symbol.
Mouthpiece diameter 7 mm. No filter
Shape: curved Billiard.
Weight: 38 grams.
Finish: dark sandblasted briar.
Markings: Ashton Pebble Grain, XXX, 219, Hand made in England.