American Estates: Abe Herbaugh Smooth Mushroom (2016) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-12272

This is one of the more wild, Freehand-like renditions of the Mushroom design we've seen from Abe Herbaugh. In silhouette, it resembles the standard form — the bowl gradually flaring from the gentle transition into a defined, domed rim. However, in hand, the American artisan has implemented a strong degree of asymmetry, marking the stummel with ridgelines. Two hard lines run along the underside of the shank, one curling up the left flank while the second runs underneath the bowl, curving to the right and terminating more at the bowl's fore. It's this second line that informs the stummel's trajectory, flowing rightward when viewed from the smoker's perspective. Herbaugh has clearly looked to the grain for inspiration when shaping this piece as evidenced by the orientation of vertical grain and birdseye in relation to the ridgelines. With plateau along the rim and shank face, it's a highly playful, organic piece and still unsmoked.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
HERBAUGH (Arched)
2016
  • Length: 5.03 in./127.76 mm.
  • Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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