Abe Herbaugh: Smooth Fish

Product Number: 002-614-0102

When working with smaller shapes, expert craftsmanship becomes all the more paramount, compact proportions necessitating a more deft and steady hand. Abe Herbaugh shows off his talent at the shaping wheel with this beautifully executed Fish. Like, the classic Ivarsson form, it's defined by a teardrop shank, resulting in a hard ridgeline traveling down the left side of the shank and into the heel before terminating at the lower bowl. Such a design cue not only provides a unique texture in hand but also allows for sublime grain orientation — Abe having used the hard line to separate vertical grain above and birdseye all across the underside, the tip of the ridgeline seeming to bleed into the band of vertical grain that wraps the bowl. Adding to this orientation, Herbaugh has used said band of grain to dictate the squat bowl's waistline, bringing the contrast-stained streaks front and center. Conveniently compact and elegant of lines, this piece fits well within Abe's penchant for plump nosewarmers and boasts his skillful execution of artisan Danish designs.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.84 in./97.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.02 in./25.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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