Danish Estates: Kurt Balleby Smooth Freehand (0) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-001-12831

Though not one of Kurt Balleby's wilder pieces, this piece still belies its true form in profile, presenting itself as a fairly structured take on the bent Egg, when the actuality is a touch more complex. Rather than a fully-rounded, Egg-like bowl, Kurt has imbued it with squared-off, paneled ridges to the aft and fore, lending the composition the tactile impression of a very bulbous Japanese Blowfish. And like the Blowfish, it uses the form's dynamic shaping to visually divide regions of grain from one another, while also showing a very subtle sense of asymmetry. Finished in a red walnut stain, there's no shortage of visual interest, and it's still unsmoked.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details


BALLEBY (Arched)
  • Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.31 in./58.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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