Misc. Estates: Sam Cui Smooth Reverse Calabash Double Acorn with Stand (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-4659

Want to make things easier on yourself? Assuming you were a pipemaker, pick the straight Poker as your signature shape. Get drilling, engineering, and proportions down right once, and thereafter you could let a particular lathe set-up do half the work. If you want to make things challenging, however, do what Sam Cui has done, and pick a signature shape that's organic, unusual, requires extra engineering, and possesses an external form for which a lathe would be no help at all, because its very nature requires a great deal of careful hand-shaping.

Just be warned that unless you're as talented and dedicated as Sam clearly is, you'll probably just make a mess. Sam did not make a mess. Sam made a beautiful and distinctive form with neat little details like that ever-so-slight step of the stem (adding a just-right crisp touch of definition to design that is, in every other respect, continuously smooth), a finely engineered reverse-Calabash smoking instrument, and a very nice way to show off some impressively grained briar, all in one. This piece includes its own stand, as well, and is still unsmoked and in excellent condition.

- Rachel DuBose
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Sam C.
(Chinese symbol stamped)
  • Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
  • Weight: 2.59 oz./73.48 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.05 in./26.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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