American Estates: J. Alan Sandblasted Calabash (685) (2012)

Product Number: 004-009-15616

Possibly one of the most iconic shapes in all of pipedom, here we find Jeff Gracik's own unique interpretation of the classic Calabash. Like the traditional design, it features a capacious cooling chamber and an overall sinuous form; unlike the classic, however, this particular rendition isn't fashioned from gourd. Hollowed out and topped with a hardwood cap, both the stummel and chamber are, indeed, briar. Presented here in a crisp sandblast, the fluid, tapered form is completely covered in rippling growth rings, with the warm, woodsy hues of the hardwood serving as a contrast of sorts. A modern smoker with a classic silhouette, my money's on this J. Alan.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening

  • Length: 4.47 in./113.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.62 in./15.75 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Calabash
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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