Misc. Estates: Sabina Santos Smooth Double Calabash with Maple

Product Number: 004-008-6973

Sabina Santos is a big fan of the Calabash as a shape, and has been experimenting with it for some time. While the traditional Calabash might be a deeply bent, sweeping piece with some litheness to its shank, this Double Calabash fuses the original design's condensation chamber with that of the reverse Calabash, making for a unique external appearance. A slight forward cant to the oval bowl and a thick, triangular shank make for an only slightly-bent take on the shape, though with just as much charm as the classic version.

The bowl has been topped with a cap of pale maple, presenting a sharp contrast to the darker, warmer finish of the stummel which brings out plenty of flame grain. At the base, we see two small areas of natural plateau, a detail common to Sabina's pipes, offering a touch of subtle organicism to otherwise structured shapes. In addition to that, the underside of the cap has been finished in a stain matching that of the stummel, while the condensation chamber has been lined with natural cork rather than synthetic — details only noticed by the smoker, rather than being simply aesthetic touches, but showing the amount of attention she is willing to give to every area of the pipe.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening

  • Length: 5.02 in./127.51 mm.
  • Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Calabash
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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