Bruce Weaver: Smooth Blowfish with Jobolli
Product Number: 002-531-0061
Let's be honest: Bruce prefers to sandblast. So what persuades him to leave a briar polished smooth? In his words, it's "superb grain sans blemishes and letting customers know I have the chops to make a smooth." He's got the chops alright and the talent to match judging by the excellent execution of this elegant Blowfish: the cross-cut grain orientation seems a natural fit to the briar's robust form with wild sweeping cross grain covering the ridges and mesmerizing displays of birdseye on either flank.
As far as shaping goes, Bruce forgoes the traditional tear-drop shank here, opting instead for a unique asymmetrical trapezoid complete with sharp lines that flow and merge with the bowl's plump form and pronounced ridges at the transition. It's a fine design choice — and a perfect match to the Blowfish's natural asymmetrical flaring form. Just to make things even more interesting, he's finished this one in a vibrant yellow stain and topped it with a tasteful Jobolli accent. Overall, a delightful composition showing that Bruce can do just about anything... and do it well.
- Andrew Wike
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.02 in./127.51 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States