G. Batson: Smooth Ramses with Cocobolo (5) (2013)
Product Number: 002-568-0001
Having formerly had success as a luthier, I expect Grant Batson is a man with a proper appreciation for a pleasing "S" curve. This take on the challenging Ramses design would certainly suggest as much as well. It's hard to believe he's only been making pipes for but a few years - even though he began learning the art of woodworking from his father as young boy. Briar is a difficult material, and creating a functional, beautiful pipe a task requiring some very specific skills. This flame-grained, finely-balanced sitter, however, stands as proof that Batson is up to the challenge, and then some.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.94 in./150.88 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States