German Estates: Frank Axmacher Smooth Freehand Pot with Bamboo (2014)

Product Number: 004-005-5040

The oval width of this Freehand from Frank Axmacher is considerably greater than the bowl's profile suggests, presenting a piece that is remarkably comfortable to hold despite its relatively small stature. It's compact in length, suggesting comfortable pocket carry, though its width will cause a bulge in one's attire, although it is certainly not excessive. The plateau rim offers an undulating and natural-esque attitude appropriate to the woodsy, mahogany coloration of the stummel, which ably highlights the excellent vertical grain around the bowl. The shank is muscular and short, joined by a short extension of bamboo with a single knuckle of bamboo at its end, which imbues the shank's shape with an expanding attitude before introducing the stem of jet-black vulcanite with a single dramatic expansion ring. The lifting heel does much to provide a sense of forward momentum, giving this convenient smoking instrument a sleek sense of acceleration despite its abbreviated and robust proportions.

- Chuck Stanion
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Minor Rim Darkening

F. AXMACHER (arched)
GERMANY (arched)
  • Length: 4.74 in./120.40 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 208.00 in./5,283.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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