Grechukhin: Sandblasted Bent Apple
Product Number: 002-497-0046
Compact and powerful are the major cues when it comes to Vladimir Grechukhin's work, which isn't all that big a surprise when you consider that we're talking about a pipemaker who is more inclined to take inspiration from the shapes and lines he sees in automotive design, rather than other pipe-artisan's work. Well, here he's given us compact, and definitely a lot of "powerful", but also thrown in a healthy dose of organic asymmetry. The result is a design that I could see coming from one of the better Japanese artisans, albeit in a very different sort of finish: a deep, smoky auburn contrast over a ring-grain packed sandblast.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.42 in./112.27 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia