Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Horn (515) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0139

Bill Shalosky is an American artisan pipe maker who makes pipes for the BriarWorks workshop as well as bespoke renditions under his own name. His keen eye and deft skills for shaping are both on display with this bent Dublin, which presents a narrow profile, oblong when seen from above. The pinched bowl offers expansive flanks, all the better to admire some really excellent ring grain, and is quite stunning in a dark contrast stain.

Smooth curvature all around magically coalesces into a ridgeline the grows organically from the heel and runs up the lower left edge of the shank, forming the point of a teardrop cross section. It's the kind of delightful asymmetry I expect out of such a talented carver, and works in concert with the gently sweeping transition to create a superb in-hand feel and a variety of positions in which to index the pipe. The stem is a lithe downturn of hand-shaped vulcanite, with a unique accent of horn made an integral part of its base. This piece is an excellent exemplar of Bill's skill, and will make a striking addition to even the most distinguished collection.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.45 in./163.83 mm.
  • Weight: 2.64 oz./74.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.42 in./61.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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