Tsuge: Tokyo Smooth Cherrywood with Bamboo (553)

Product Number: 002-099-4720

Although Tsuge's "553" bears an uncanny resemblance to their "552" it's worth pointing out that this Cherrywood is canted so far forward from its base that it can afford a shank transition from the bowl at a right angle, unlike their "552" (or your traditional Cherrywood, for that matter). This makes for a rather striking, sleek composition, made all the more rich with a bamboo shank (indicative of the Tokyo line) and a light, amber-walnut stain.

- Ted Swearingen

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.76 in./171.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.27 in./57.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan