Bill Shalosky: Rusticated Pot (456) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0109

Lots of pipe in a small package, this rusticated Pot from Bill Shalosky offers diminutive length for easy carry, but a full-sized bowl for prolonged smoking sessions. The theme of practicality seems to be Bill's focus here. The pipe sits well on a flat surface, and though it wobbles back and forth when doing so, it's tough to knock it all the way over. The rustication is in a tight style of small indentations, almost like the rind of a melon, and provides easy purchase in the hand.

The shank is wide in diameter, bestowing the piece with a very sturdy, muscular confidence, while the saddle stem inserts into the end of the shank at a slightly smaller diameter, providing an impression of a separate element and maintaining visual weight on the stummel. The rim, while also rusticated, maintains a soft curvature all around, and a contrast stain of reddish hues with brown provides another level of three-dimensionality. Sometimes the best things really do come in small packages, and this Shalosky Pot capitalizes on that adage with skill and beauty.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.23 in./107.44 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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