Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Acorn (H)

Product Number: 002-623-4432

The acorn shape and the crown jewel of Tsuge's production have shared a long and happy history together. Indeed, I can't recall a time when the Ikebana didn't boast a superb acorn as part of its repertoire. This comfort and familiarity even used to extend as far as an amazing consistency of approach to the shape. This jaw-dropping ‘H’(!) Grade Acorn, while still defiantly Ikebana, features a thicker shank than the overwhelming majority of its predecessors, and forgoes the more familiar push-stem in favor of this graceful saddle; something Ikebana never does with a smooth acorn, unless a bamboo ferrule is involved. To my way of looking at things, these changes, while hardly earth-shattering, imbue this Tsuge mainstay with more of a sense of Danish neoclassicism; an element of the Ikebana aesthetic to be sure, but rarely seen in their Acorns. It would be a crying shame if a bowl this perfect didn’t sport an equally fine grain, and this ‘Flower of the Pipe World” didn’t earn its ‘H’ Grade by peeling potatoes. Sweet!

--R. ‘Bear’ Graves

Loading the player ...


Similar Pipes

Your Price


Ask a question about this Tsuge Ikebana new pipe

We are sorry, but this pipe has sold. Look below to find similar pipes.

The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.

Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan