Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Brow Burner with Tulipwood (589) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0169

Since fashioning a few clay pipes in college, Bill Shalosky has become one of America's most talented carvers. Citing a wide array of influences, Shalosky is proficient in crafting traditional shapes, as well as stylized artisan forms, bringing expert workmanship and a playful sensibility to each pipe he produces. This piece is a fine example of the artisan's sometimes whimsical but always deftly executed style in a variant of the Stack Nosewarmer he affectionately calls the Brow Burner. Boasting a Billiard-like bowl that towers above the rest of the piece, this piece houses a cavernous chamber behind walls that taper upward toward the rim from a plump and rounded heel. The abbreviated round shank is rather thick, accented with a ring of blonde-hued tulipwood at its conjunction to a hand-carved vulcanite saddle stem. Despite its bowl-heavy construction, this piece is expertly engineered to be effortlessly clenched. Dressed in a deep ruby sandblast, the stummel boasts finely textured growth rings with a wealth of tactile appeal in addition to this pipe's eye-catching silhouette.

-Gabriel Bass
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.15 in./105.41 mm.
  • Weight: 2.18 oz./61.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 3.86 in./98.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 3.52 in./89.41 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Chimney
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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