Chris Asteriou: Smooth Canadian
Product Number: 002-540-0034
During the most recent Chicago pipe show, I was fortunate enough to have a chance to buy my first Asteriou briar, after long admiring his work. I am not kidding when I say that every single one that caught my attention (including this killer Canadian), had already been picked out by our very own Dennis Mann and Joshua Burgess to appear on the site. Thanks a lot, guys!
Chris' classic shapes are breathtaking and this sleek example is no exception. The bowl-to-shank proportions are perfect and the stem work even more so. The shape, profile and "bite" of the bit are incredibly comfortable and the little details that the Architect (thankfully) spends time on include: amazing slotting and a steel tube that reinforces the tenon. For those curious about how my "In Search of an Asteriou" story ended, Chris was kind enough to save me a similar smooth and lengthy classic which I am enjoying very much. ...And we lived happily ever after...
- Shane Ireland
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.86 in./148.84 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Canadian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Greece