American Estates: Michael Butera Royal Classic Bent Dublin (50021)

Product Number: 004-009-11410

Considered one of the biggest influences within the American pipemaking tradition, Michael Butera is widely recognized throughout the world, with many a beginning carver have learned from Butera, either directly or indirectly. Michael's personal style often hints towards the Italian school, as is the case in this full-bodied bent Dublin. The bowl is deeply chambered and strikingly separated from the shank thanks to a crisp, neatly tucked transition, though Butera has kept the underside curve consistently parabolic from shank-end to rim. An easy jaw-hanger as well as a offering a natural feel in hand, this stunning number shows off an amazing display of grain — the forward-urging bowl is decorated in tendrils of flame and straight grain, while the rim boasts one of the densest forests of birdseye I've ever seen. For a more reserved accent, Michael has fitted the stem base with a ferrule of briar, stained a touch lighter than the stummel to provide a subtle contrast. Excellent condition too, with just some minor rim darkening.

-Truett Smith
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M. Butera (In Script)
  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 2.34 oz./66.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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