Bill Shalosky: Smooth Sparrow with Deer Antler (411) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0080

While the first Sparrow we received from Bill Shalosky was very nearly Horn-like in its path from bit to rim, with little in the way of transition, the most recent rendition went something in the other direction, exuding a more overt sense of plumpness and poise about the bowl, coupled with a neatly-tucked transition. And, much like Goldilocks' preferred selection, this fellow appears to be "just right," displaying a fine balance between those two offerings. It places an emphasis on length and reaching gesture, with a sprawling, elegant form in profile, unified by a single sweeping curve at the underside. Finished in a seriously vibrant contrast, there's loads of tight flame at the left and right, not to mention a vast sea of birdseye at the underside, all accentuated by a dark, rich walnut stain, and complemented by a creamy ringlet accent of deer antler.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
  • Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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