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Ernie Markle: Sandblasted Canted Egg with Mastodon Ivory

Product Number: 002-490-0019

Lovers of the manly-sized pipe, rejoice! Since we are still in the holiday zone, much along the line of thinking behind the Costanza celebration of "Festivus" ('The Festival for the Rest of Us'), my homey, Ernie Markle, has created a very generous, Danish inspired bent Egg 'for the rest of us'.

I have seen a few bent Eggs 'writ large', and some have been very well done, a Ser Jacopo Maxima bent Egg comes to mind. That said, Pesaro classicism differs from its Danish counterpart considerably, and if you prefer the latter aesthetic, we have been pretty much SOL. Until this superlative Markle execution, that is. At six and a half inches long, nearing two and a half in height, two inches in diameter, and boasting over 93 grams (a SPC Markle record), when you smoke this lovely leviathan, nobody will mistake you for a Hobbit with a thyroid condition. Still, big doesn't = well done, much less superlative, but this Egg hits the trifecta (execution, balance and grain) in a big way.

True to Markle's aesthetic, the bowl rises in dramatic fashion and features a subtly greater rounding to the back. The mastodon ivory mount establishes a 'Giotto Circle' for the shank and that ring transits, unwaveringly, right up to the bowl, only breaking for a greater under travel, which, in turn, creates those universally loved cheeks ("It was a cheeky monkey... um, 'Gorilla'"). "Palm-filling", unless you play in the NBA, would be an understatement. I have a wide palm and shorter fingers (if I were buying a golf glove, I would be looking for a 'cadet' fit), and my fingers can encircle the bowl. The cool part, however, is that when covered from pinkie underneath- to index on the top, the rim of the bowl is still above my hand, and the center of gravity lies about .75" behind the bowl (perfect balance). All of this, plus a splendid grain that provides universal coverage. At $525?! Highly Recommended.

--R. 'Bear' Graves





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Measurements & Other Details
 Length: 6.47 in./164.34 mm. Weight: 3.30 oz./93.55 g.
 Bowl Height: 2.30 in./58.42 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Bent Egg Finish: Sandblast
 Material: Briar Country: United States

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