Daniel Mustran: Partially Rusticated Freehand with Koto and Padauk
Product Number: 002-633-0002
I’ll admit that I had to Google “Koto” and “Padauk,” the accents that Mustran has used to adorn this partially rusticated Freehand. Without seeing the pipe or my search engine results, I would have guessed that “Padauk” was an Asian noodle dish one might order at a trendy restaurant called “Koto.” My research suggests, however, that Koto is actually a glossy, light yellow wood taken from a West African tree of the same name, while Padauk is a highly durable, red wood found in Africa and Asia. While I haven’t encountered these exotic woods on a pipe before, they certainly make a striking visual contribution to this piece.
And it’s a piece that’s already packing a punch. Mustran has confessed that he doesn’t have much interest in classic shapes, preferring a more free-form, visually challenging style. That aesthetic tendency definitely comes through in this complex piece with its various lines and curves. Complexity aside, the piece is quite comfortable in hand.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.11 in./155.19 mm.
- Weight: 3.00 oz./85.05 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Partial Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Croatia