German Estates: Joura Smooth Volcano (9) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-005-5045
One of Germany's premier artisan pipe makers, Karlheinz Joura was a world-class, competitive diver before finding his way to pipe making in 1974. His work is sought after the world over by discerning collectors, and his style is informed by Danish design but with signature shaping cues that make every Joura pipe distinct. One such recognizable aspect is the German carver's characteristic transition. Evident here on this elegant Volcano, the shank extends into the lower bowl further than would be considered standard — it creates a strong sense of cheeking about the bowl's base and visually separates the bowl from the shank. The heel is much more rounded on this piece compared to most Volcano renditions, but still maintains the shape's characteristic ridgeline that demarcates the bowl from the base. It pairs handsomely with the rest of the bowl's curvaceous shaping, and while all that shaping is indeed impressive, Karlheinz's affinity for grain orientation really shows here as well with tight tendrils of grain cascading down the bowl while hypnotic birdseye patterns grace the underside. Unsmoked.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.54 in./140.72 mm.
- Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany