Product Number: 002-637-0003
There is zero sense of anything forced in this Kurusu beauty, quite the contrary, it feels as if one is looking at a study in harmony. The light, natural mottling of the three-knuckle ferrule is complemented to perfection by Ray-san’s subdued stain, and the subtle lilt of the bit is just the ticket to offset the equally gentle rise of the bowl. It’s tough enough to create that ephemeral sense of soft, unassuming organicism when working with smaller pipes – even now there are so few who can really nail it. It’s another thing, entirely, to perfect that anima in a pipe with a size that approaches a Group 6. Damned if Ray didn’t do it.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
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|Length: 6.11 in./155.19 mm.||Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Bent Pot||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: Japan|