AKB Meerschaum: Carved Dragon Claw Holding Turtle (I. Baglan) (with Case)

Product Number: 002-574-4171

According to our archives, we have never had a turtle-themed meerschaum before from AKB, making this large pipe quite the rare commodity. The dragon claw holding-something motif is quite popular however, and here our turtle is indeed clutched in the talons of a dragon, or giant bird, given the detailed feathers carved into the shank. Detail abounds on this impressive piece, providing a dearth of features on which patina will accumulate. A rare piece that will get even more unique with each smoking session, this is quite a find. Of course, if you like turtles you can't pass this up, because who knows if we will see another like it.

- Joel Balyeat

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.95 in./201.93 mm.
  • Weight: 3.20 oz./90.72 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.35 in./59.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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