American Estates: Rolando Negoita Sandblasted Acorn (2013)
Product Number: 004-009-6204
While most of this sandblasted briar's design follows along an organic bent Acorn theme that shouldn't be unfamiliar (to those who've seen quite a few artisanal Danish pipes), Rolando has particularly emphasized that "organic" element here when it came to handling the end of the shank. With a prominent, naturalistic flare, and smoothly wavering, asymmetrical edge presenting a craggy face of plateau (echoing that which is also found crowning the rim), the effect is dramatic - contrasting the more controlled and symmetrical shaping elsewhere while also fitting into it in a, well, perfectly natural manner.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
4.5/5 Soft spots in the lower portion of the chamber.
- Length: 5.93 in./150.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States