Andreas Bennwik: Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-752-0015

Andreas Bennwik's bent Dublin renditions are often highly gestural and dynamic designs, with this particular interpretation serving as an excellent example of the Swedish artisan's approach to the classic shape. The curling transition and the continuous sweep of the shank's underside are reminiscent of the Horn shape, while the bowl's forward-urging momentum is nicely counterbalanced by the saddle stem's downturn. This is a rather lengthy Dublin, measuring nearly six inches in length and exuding such gracefulness in profile that it's difficult to identify from the photos alone. That said, this piece remains light enough to be comfortably clenched, with the stem's soft downturn providing the necessary balance to accommodate hands-free smoking.

Along with the graceful shaping, I admire the reserved finish Bennwik chose for this piece. An extra-dark, low-profile sandblast covers the majority of the stummel, unveiling uniform waves of ring grain that rise in concert with the bowl's characteristic flare. The rim is demarcated from the bowl by an encircling ridgeline and wears a lovely walnut stain that illuminates the fascinating birdseye patterns that swirl across its broad surface area. The partially sandblast finish suits this piece perfectly, showcasing the best of the briar's natural grain on a smoking instrument that will bring years of enjoyment to anyone lucky enough to own it.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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