Abe Herbaugh: Sandblasted Incubus

Product Number: 002-614-0071

This Incubus shape from Abe Herbaugh takes a tighter-knit approach to the design than we've seen previously, its rim coming up even with the shank-end, while the lines of its bend curl through the shank to give the piece an almost Blowfish-like sense of flow and subtle pinch. Compared to Todd Johnson's more languid interpretations, this piece seems bundled with energy, rather than having a forward-thrust aesthetic, as if it could explode into movement at any moment. Abe's eye for detail is on display here as well, with a crisp, low-profile sandblast offering up tight whorls of blasted birdseye, as well as some neatly-stacked growth rings that just peek through to offer a mild texture. The dark stain is similarly crisp, with a red-hued undertone for a hint of the classic aesthetic that informs so many of Abe's pieces. Excellent work all around.

- Rachel DuBose

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.70 in./119.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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