Hilson Magnum Meerschaum Lined Bent Billiard Estate Briar Pipe

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Hilson is something of an outlier in the pipe world, in that it is a successful company not from England, Denmark, France, the USA, or indeed any of the countries typically associated with pipe-making. Instead, Hilson is a pipe company that began in Belgium. Hilson was founded by the Hillen family in Bree in the late 19th century and went on to achieve considerable success during the mid-20th, before being bought out by Dutch company Gubbels. Given its geographical location, it should be no surprise that Hilson’s designs bear a mixture of French, German, and Danish influence. Before his passing, legendary artisan Rainer Barbi also designed pipes for the Belgian make. 

With its figure reminiscent of Dunhill’s fabled ‘LC’ pipes, this Hilson is an impressively large entry into the history of the swan-neck billiards. What’s even more impressive is that this might just be the largest meerschaum-lined pipe I’ve ever come across. While the pipe’s interiors promise a long and decidedly cool smoke, the exterior briar is aglow with bird’s-eye and flame grain patterns.

The condition is excellent. The bowl has one or two minor handling marks – as one would expect – but the pipe has nonetheless been well looked after.



Length: 7″ / 177.8mm

Bowl Width: 0.85 / 21.59mm

Bowl Depth: 1.92″ / 48.76mm

Weight: 2.6oz / 74g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used