Ray Kurusu: Smooth Windshield Nosewarmer with Boxwood
Product Number: 002-637-0005
Behold the Reiichi Kurusu Windshield Nosewarmer, in all of its 3.84” glory! Always featuring fascinatingly forward stylistic touches (just take a gander at the incredible form and dual boxwood of the mount and bit) as well as an undeniably quirky-coolness, this shape has become something of a signature of Ray’s and one which has developed a nice following. Windshield pipes, first brought to public awareness by Dunhill, are overwhelmingly modified, standard-sized Billiards. If the intent is to allow a smoker to keep his pipe (jauntily) in the jaw while driving in an open vehicle, wouldn’t simple Archimedean principles suggest a shorter pipe - less stress on the jaw? Reiichi seems to think so, and I can’t say that I disagree.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 3.84 in./97.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan