English Estates: Askwith Sandblasted Bent Pot (2017)

Product Number: 004-002-16445

Chris Askwith makes some of the most unique briars to come out of the modern-day English school. This bent Pot is a handsome example, with a form that subtly evokes the look of a Castello "55" to my eye. There's perhaps a bit more uprightness to this fellow, but the heel sports a similar sense of plump paunch up front. There's loads of chamber within, and the dark sandblast, though understated, does well to coax out nicely stacked ring-grain on all flanks. It all looks fetching paired to one of Chris's vibrant polyester stems, too. Condition is good, despite a touch of overbuffing to the underside of the shank near the mortise.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

Smoked, But Rather Clean

  • Length: 5.21 in./132.33 mm.
  • Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.89 in./22.61 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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