Japanese Estates: Kenichiro Sakurai Smooth Blowfish with Ebony (105) (2013)
Product Number: 004-005-5288
Kenichiro Sakurai is a Japanese artisan who carves under the moniker "Ken Pipes," having fashioned this Blowfish in 2013. Viewed from the left, the profile assumes a simple, Egg-like shape, the bowl rounded and forward-urging, seemingly defined by plump curvature. From the other side, though, the characteristics of the Blowfish are evident, with a neat panel framing the flank with structured ridgelines. It's a more reserved rendition of the design, which can often take on quite intricate and dramatic design cues, beautifully combining traditional shaping with the Blowfish's Freehand aspects.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Crackles in The Stem Material
- Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
- Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan