Smooth Acorn

Product Number: 002-490-0023

”Get Thee Behind Me, Satan!” Sorry, between my current budget (think “basket pipe”), and the sheer “You have to own me!” factor of this amazing Markle, it was purely a visceral reaction. Thankfully, being a Sunday, only Eric heard my scream, and Eric has long become nonplussed at hearing blood-curdling non sequiturs issuing from behind my monitors. Markle was already creating fine (approaching outstanding, actually) interpretations of the shape at the time he joined the SPC family. I also noticed experimentation with a few elements, something a wee bit different with each new update. Intrigue peaked, I started scrolling faster and faster... no Acorns since 01/2012?! I don’t know if the gap was intentional (Ernie looking for a breakthrough, or radically different approach for an already excellent form before releasing) or simply a “just was” thing, but this 2014 Markle Acorn makes up for any wait.

Ernie has created Acorns whose bowls have reduced to a point before, but those bodies never boasted this degree of advanced, supple liquidity, nor an overarching form which could easily be envisioned as a small droplet of water, caught in a light breeze, and entering a frozen state at the starting point of becoming an icicle (best observed on pic #8). The hypnotic reduction of the shank and fine interplay with the droplet, gains additional poignancy by the near-wistful reference to the natural in the mount. The scads of flame grain on the body and the windswept grain on the shank, fairly come ablaze with birdseye on the rim and top of the latter. This bent Acorn truly finds its home in the paw, the curl at the heel is a perfect resting point for the ring finger. Now, if I could just put it back in the tray.

--R. 'Bear' Graves


 

 

Loading the player ...

 




We apologize, but this product is currently sold out. If you would like information about products similar to this one, please email us or call us toll free at 1-888-366-0345, and we will be glad to assist you.-




The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.
Measurements & Other Details

 Length: 5.04 in./128.02 mm. Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
 Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Acorn/Pear Finish: Smooth
 Material: Briar Country: United States


We apologize, but this product is currently sold out. If you would like information about products similar to this one, please email us or call us toll free at 1-888-366-0345, and we will be glad to assist you.


1-888-366-0345

 


New Pipes



Fresh Items



Specials


 

Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report for Smokingpipes.com.

View in English View in Japanese