American Estates: David Huber Sandblasted Blowfish (22) (2019)

Product Number: 004-009-15749

One sign of an excellent craftsman is when he can sandblast a shape as complex and multi-faceted as the Blowfish and maintain crisp edges on all the ridgelines, as David Huber easily demonstrates here. The curved shank is small in comparison to the bowl, yet maintains huge personality with its flaring aesthetic and sharp lines. The transition is deeply cut to maintain the steep angles of the bowl. The grain runs mainly on the vertical, which fits this shape perfectly. Broad curves rise along the bowl and then tuck quickly in for the rim, which is dramatically concave for a cut-away look in profile. Asymmetry at its best is on unique display from every angle, while the stem base perfectly aligns with the shaping of the shank face, and though the bowl is large and expansive, this piece as a whole is compact and fits the hand from both sides with character and comfort.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening

USA (Arched)
  • Length: 4.86 in./123.44 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.31 in./58.67 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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