Japanese Estates: T. Arita Smooth Shield with Bamboo (Y) (146) (2005)
Product Number: 004-007-0413
Takeo Arita is one of my favorite pipe carvers of all time. Not only is he a very nice, cool, and interesting guy, his pipes are unique and inspiring. Working with a lot of ideas involving crisp lines and balanced form, this Shield is one of his most organic pieces. We get precious few pipes from Takeo these days, and have only had three other estates from him - ever. Great piece.
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Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 4.9/5 Smoked, but very clean.
- Length: 7.68 in./195.07 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.83 in./71.88 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan