American Estates: Alex Florov Smooth Sphinx with Horn (2013) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-009-12963
Bo Nordh was a legend, yet some of his shapes haven't been explored anywhere near as much as others. The Sphinx in particular comes to mind. Alex Florov here applies his experienced hand to the shape, and the result is spectacular. This briar is beautiful, and represents a refinement of Nordh's original - it's the Sphinx as I imagine Bo Nordh might have made it were he alive today, and had had these extra years to continue its evolution. The greater degree of curve applied to the flanks' edges, the more peaked and prominent forward face, the gentle upward arc of the horn shank extension, the more delicate transition, and the cresting little flare at the front of the rim; a lot has changed, yet the essence of the shape remains the same, and its expression impressive. It's presented here in unsmoked condition.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States