Becker: Sandblasted Canadian (Two Clubs)
Product Number: 002-007-0498
Paolo certainly does show an affinity for pairing rather stout and thick walled bowls with dangerously, achingly thin, stretched shanks. And that's probably, at least I imagine, why he's been so fond of dreaming up these absolutely gorgeous and undoubtedly very neoclassical Canadian shapes most recently. I mean this is a big pipe with a most cavernous tobacco chamber, but it doesn't feel
like a big pipe, per se (the thing is incredibly lightweight as well). I think that's why this piece is so successful as a form: because it teases expectations and distorts suppositions. Besides, it's good looking to boot. Just look at those sharp shank lines.
-- Ted Swearingen
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 7.55 in./191.77 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.30 in./58.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy