American Estates: Kadesh Swanson Sandblasted Acorn with Bamboo Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-20758
A year after smoking a pipe for the first time, Kadesh Swanson gathered the necessary tools for carving briar pipes and set up a small workshop in his parents' garage. Swanson said after getting his hands on a burl of briar, "the rest was history." Now set up in a professional workshop, Swanson carves organic, Danish-inspired shapes and commonly incorporates bamboo into his pieces. This Acorn by Kadesh Swanson is an elegant illustration of that style. The forward-urging bowl sits atop a sharp heel, which palpably contrasts with the supple walls just beneath the asymmetric rim. Out back, a petite briar shank rises sharply out of the transition and joins to a curvaceous stretch of blonde bamboo, creating a vivid contrast with the chestnut sandblast that dresses the stummel. A jet-black vulcanite stem tops things off, its high-kicking posture and trim button providing a superbly comfortable clench.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Top Of Chamber Scraped
K (On Pipemakers Stamp)
- Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.52 oz./43.09 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States