Ichi Kitahara: Smooth Freehand

Product Number: 002-340-0092

A quiet finish on a dramatic briar pretty much sums up my first impression on this Ichi Kitahara. The flourishing, organic shaping, tight, muscular curl of the form, and the frenetic, fine-stranded flame grain dressing both flanks all are included in that second element, while the first, of course, refers to the subtle, natural contrast stain Ichi's used here. It's a pretty unusual touch for Japanese artisan, the Japanese school, like the Danish, tending predominately towards bold bengal stains or jet-black sandblasts.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.21 in./132.33 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan