New Pipes: Ichi Kitahara: Smooth Wave  

Product Number: 002-340-0102

When it comes to high-end artisan pipe designs, and especially the often complex and organic ones that come out of the Japanese school, my natural inclination is to always handle them as if they were made out of fine crystal. Sometimes this results in a moment where I realize I am, perhaps, being a bit silly. Like when I picked up this Ichi "Wave" thinking only of the fine, delicate lines of its cresting edges, remaining quite oblivious for the first minute or so that the other 95% or so of this design was all thoroughly robust, smoothly muscular, and powerful in form. This is all fitting with the theme of the design, once you think about - the foaming crest-edge of a wave often catches our attention with all it's delicate play of light upon the froth and tiny droplets, but that's all just one small consequence of the underlying force which produces it, which, as anyone who's been hit by a big one at full tilt can tell you, is indeed plenty powerful.

- Eric N. Squires


 

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Measurements & Other Details

 Length: 4.67 in./118.62 mm. Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
 Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Freehand Finish: Smooth
 Material: Briar Country: Japan


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