Ichi Kitahara: Smooth Freehand

Product Number: 002-340-0101

Well, this is something different. Here Ichi Kitahara appears to have taken a shape concept right in line with the established organic, flourishing aspects of the Japanese school, then detailed it in a precise, controlled style more reminiscent of industrial design. Combining two such strongly contrasting approaches might sound like a recipe for disaster, and, in less competent hands, I suppose it very likely would be. Ichi nails it, however, producing an articulate and well-balanced freehand that stands out not just in comparison to the Japanese school in general, but amongst his own creations as well.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan