Alexander Tupitsyn: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-622-0111

Alexander Tupitsyn's distinctive style has become known as part of the St. Petersburg school of pipe design, and Tupitsyn's pieces draw strongly on those design cues, with this bent Apple a fine example of the Russian style.

In charmingly short length, the pipe offers a comparatively larger bowl, with plump sides and a well-rounded heel. A seamless transition leads to a broad, oval shank that curls upward to provide an excellent thumb rest. The stem base matches the profile of the shank, broad at first, and elevated by an accent boxwood, before reducing quickly to a lithe, abbreviated saddle configuration. Fit and finish throughout is superb, with special attention given to hand shaping and funneling at the lip button, while a stunning contrast stain and low-profile sandblast accentuate stunning ring grain.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.88 in./123.95 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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