Misc. Estates: Michael Parks Smooth Lumberman (V.7)
Product Number: 004-008-2260
Yes, Michael is best known for his sandblasts. But hell if he doesn't make a handsome smooth pipe when it suits him. While the grain pattern here isn't the idealized dead-symmetrical cross-grain, I can't say it lacks anything for beauty, especially with the way Michael's contrast strain pulls every detail out with depth and clarity, despite the finish being a fairly dark one. As for the shaping, it's simply excellent: clean, refined, and seamless, overall reserved, but with a modern hint to the lines, particularly those of the bowl.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
4.25/5 Minor rim darkening, charring in the lower portion of the chamber, plus a few scratches on the bowl and shank.
- Length: 6.14 in./155.96 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Lumberman
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Canada