English Estates: Ashton Pebble Shell Patent Bent Apple Sitter (LX) (2001)
Product Number: 004-002-18403
Searching for a way to make his denser blocks lighter and take well to a deep blast, Bill Ashton Taylor came up with an idea. It was a simple, yet ingenious idea: to steam the bowl of the pipe, causing the softer grain to rise in relief. The softer grain could be cut away and the pipe allowed to dry. Once complete, the pipe could then be sandblasted — resulting in a lighter briar, without sacrificing the quality of the smoke, and a striking and stunning finish. Thus, the Pebble Shell finish was born. This 2001 bent Apple is a beautiful example of that distinctive finish and possesses the ability to sit upon flat surfaces.- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing
LX (In Oval)
Ashton (In Script)
PAT NO 8515730
- Length: 5.69 in./144.53 mm.
- Weight: 2.24 oz./63.50 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: England