English Estates: Askwith Smooth Bent Apple (2014)

Product Number: 004-002-16399

Cheerfully chubby Nosewarmers have become something of a thing of late, with both artisans and factory marques rolling them out right and left. Well, this Askwith is certainly cheerfully chubby, but it isn't a Nosewarmer — so if you're partial to stout, amiably rounded shapes, but still prefer to keep a bit more briar, and distance between your face (and its various senses) and the chamber, this is worth consideration.

Shape-wise, it's hard to pin this one as either Pot or Billiard; rather, it hits a sweet, and quite plump, spot right in between the two. Farther down the line, we come to a stout shank followed by a down-turned stem which, combined with the smooth form and chubby proportions of the bowl, creates a hint of the Hawkbill, when viewed in profile. The down-turn itself is something of a counterpoint to the bowl's notable cant, and between the two the shape is given a good bit of energy.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

Smoked, But Rather Clean

  • Length: 5.20 in./132.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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