New Pipes: Michael Parks: Sandblasted Lovat (IV.13)  

Product Number: 002-473-0053

While there's still some speculation surrounding the origins of the 'Lovat' shape name, most pipemen hold that it was named in honor of Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord and 3rd Baron Lovat. There is no argument, however, that Canadian artisan Michael Parks makes some of the most amazing Lovats in the business.

Given that Michael is an avid outdoorsman, and that Lovats are often one of the favorite shapes of the same, and that he makes such darned fine ones, I was shocked (shocked!) to discover that this is only the fifth one that we have ever received. (Michael? Can we talk?) Moreover, this is the most petite iteration of the shape that I have seen from Michael's bench; at less than five and a half inches long, one and three-quarter inches tall, and weighing in at just 25 grams, this is one straight briar which can be held in the jaw with ease. As you would expect from Parks, the uber-craggy blast and resulting grain on this briar should come with a dial that reads "1-11", and firmly pegged at the latter.

--R. 'Bear' Graves


 

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Measurements & Other Details

 Length: 5.47 in./138.94 mm. Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
 Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Lovat Finish: Sandblast
 Material: Briar Country: Canada


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