New!  Smio Satou: Smooth Bent Dublin with Tsuishu

Product Number: 002-142-0319

For years Smio Satou pipes sporting tsuisyu accents came few and far between, but of late I've gotten the impression that he's decided to make a whole bunch of them. Specifically, I get the impression because lately he's been sending us quite a bunch of them. As far as I know, he's the only artisan using tsuisyu on pipes, which I suppose isn't surprising given that this material is, in essence, sumac, the same labor and time-intensive lacquer used to create traditional urushi finishes, but made into a solid mass through applying and curing the stuff in many, many dyed, multi-colored layers. Of course, it wouldn't do to apply such a unique accent material to just any pipe, and fortunately for us all, Smio Satou doesn't make just any pipes; he makes drop-dead gorgeous ones, like this flame-grain and birdseye packed bent Dublin, for example, a substantial yet perfectly balanced number, finished in a rich amber contrast of sublime clarity.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan