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American Estates: Abe Herbaugh Sandblasted Dublin with Olivewood (2019) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-12902

Throughout his portfolio, Abe Herbaugh boasts a diverse design aesthetic, vacillating between artisan renditions of classic shapes and more wildly organic Freehands. Over the years, he's experimented with accents that bulge and flare toward the shank, contrasting that rotund aesthetic against the pipe's sleek-lined profile. The American carver presents that motif once again in this Danish-style Dublin. Reminiscent of Sixten Ivarsson pieces, the form is marked by a streamlined, forward-urging stance, the bowl tall yet kept slender and poised dynamically at a forward cant.

The majority of the stummel's length comes from the olivewood shank extension, flaring gradually and elegantly into the rounded end to contrast the bowl's crisp line work. Along the underside, you'll notice a concave line curving symmetrically through the olivewood and continuing into the bowl's heel — the heel protruding slightly to balance the bulbous shank end. This sense of curve and flare is supported further by the stem base as it follows a similar trajectory, deftly incorporating the mouthpiece into the overall composition. The olivewood, then, not only contrasts in shape but also in color palette: The lighter, natural hues of the wood are visually stark against the dark, Danish-style sandblast of the stummel. It's also fitted with a stainless steel, reverse tenon, adding stability and strength to the accent. Overall, the design fits in well with Abe's penchant for classic designs, while subtly incorporating Herbaugh's stylistic shaping cues.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
HERBAUGH (Arched)
2019
  • Length: 5.34 in./135.64 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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