Product Number: 002-354-0159
Considering just how complex and dramatic the numerous lines and planes of the final shape are, I suspect Tokutomi was mainly responsible for the foundational design elements, with Florov then building from there, sculpting his own intricate, stylistic flourishes. This would seem a rather fitting way to do things, as I have heard some of Alex's wilder freehand designs described as being akin to Tokutomi shapes, but subjected to Alex Florov's own unique, labor-intensive stylistic craziness.
And of course, at the end of the day, there's a rarity factor to consider here. Pipemakers of Tokutomi and Florov's caliber make up but a tiny minority of the artisans out there and active today, and while collaborative sets are produced between multiple pipemakers from time to time, collaboration on a single pipe is very uncommon - and between two like Alex and Hiroyuki, rarer than sightings of a clouded leopard strolling through Piccadilly Circus.
- Eric N. Squires
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|Length: 6.70 in./170.18 mm.||Weight: 4.30 oz./121.90 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Freehand||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: United States|