American Estates: J.M. Boswell Smooth Dublin (2016) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-18592
Straight Dublin renditions from J.M. Boswell are quite rare, the American carver preferring their bent brethren so much that we've only ever seen a small handful of such straight pipes from the craftsman in our history. This particular example does well to showcase his penchant for creating large briars, coming in at over six and a half inches long and boasting a bowl that rises to nearly two inches tall. Its shank-and-stem combination issue out from a wide transition that leaves plenty of room to drape a thumb, the duo looking quite robust, even when compared against the bowl they balance. The colorful acrylic which makes up the stem is set in saddle orientation, enhancing the sleekness of this pipe's aft side, and it takes on a very slight curve that maintains the smoking properties of a straight pipe while lending the composition a touch of stylish dynamism. Up front, the bowl sits atop a flattened underside and flares rather dramatically to an expansive rim, this rim demarcated by a pair of crisp beadlines and surrounding a capacious chamber. Dressed in a warm, mahogany stain, this pipe showcases some handsome grain, with flickering flame grain dancing around the flanks while the rim is peppered by birdseye.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.63 in./168.40 mm.
- Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States