American Estates: Ernie Markle Smooth Blowfish Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-18465

American carver Ernie Markle crafts a wide variety of shapes, ranging from traditional pipe chart standards to more organic forms. This Blowfish is obviously Markle working in the mode of the latter, and it's a real testament to the American carver's keen shaping skills and precise line work. As is typical for the form, the hearty bowl here is lopsidedly bifurcated by a pair of ridgelines which frame a curvaceous panel that runs across the heel and rim. Both of the bowl's flanks are quite curvaceous, though one side is raised higher than the other, further accentuating the shape's playful asymmetry. The paneled shank and its crisp ridgelines reinforce the form's muscular build and offer just a touch of contrast to the bowl's supple flanks in profile. A warm auburn smooth finish dresses the stummel and highlights gorgeous birdseye across the bowl's flanks and stellar cross grain across the top and bottom.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl

  • Length: 5.56 in./141.22 mm.
  • Weight: 3.04 oz./86.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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