Ardor: Meteora Chubby Volcano with Silver
Product Number: 002-004-1790
Short and stout the proportions presented here may be, but despite technically falling into the "nosewarmer" style, I doubt this briar was intended for easy clenching. Put simply, it's just too massive. No, this is more the sort of pipe meant for kicking back with in a big, comfortable chair during the evening, when you'll have plenty of time to spend cradling it in hand and enjoying a more leisurely smoke, reassured by its solid shaping and considerable heft. (Granted, I've seen photos of guys clenching even Ardor's Giants, so I guess there are those out there to whom a pipe like this would qualify as a lighter number after all.) Finish-wise, while the Meteora carving provides plenty of texture across most of the briar's surface, the smooth polished underside does a fine job of presenting a lovely cross-grain.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.97 in./126.24 mm.
- Weight: 3.30 oz./93.55 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.24 in./56.90 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Carved
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy