American Estates: Steve Morrisette Partially Sandblasted Dublin (2017) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-18649
Steve Morrisette initially became involved in pipe making through his collection of high grade artisan briars, modifying inexpensive pipes, and attending some of America's largest pipe shows. From there, Steve was able to meet and learn from highly respected and influential American carvers such as Jeff Gracik, Todd Johnson, and Brad Pohlmann. And because of his years spent collecting as well as befriending such talented carvers, Morrisette is able to craft his own high-quality pieces such as this Dublin. A sleek stretch of shank lies low on the bowl, its wide transition seeing the combination push outward to extend the length of this piece to over five and a half inches. Relatively compact overall, this pipe is well-suited for travel purposes, its handiness matched by its light weight and slender build, making it easy to slip into a bag. Despite being straight, its aforementioned light weight makes it a wonderful contender for a clencher, though it's just as comfortable in the hand thanks to the contours of the bowl. Said bowl is rather svelte, with a reserved bit of breadth but a comparatively dramatic height, flaring out gently to over two inches tall at its softly domed rim and taking on a generous forward cant. The outline of this piece is remarkably similar to that of the Dublin smoked by famed father of Danish Functionalism Arne Jacobsen, though with a more solid presence at the bowl. Dressed in a crisp, inky sandblast, the stummel of this piece showcases some handsome grain throughout, its hues matching the black vulcanite stem as a hardwood accent at the base provides some vibrant contrast.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Chamber Carbonizing
SM (inside oval)
USA 17 (arched)
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.16 in./54.86 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States