Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Tomato with Fordite (710) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0255

Bill Shalosky's compact, muscular style lends itself extremely well to crafting the Tomato shape, as he's able to render it with an admirable squatness, all while keeping the bowl plump and supple for the hand to appreciate. Said bowl stands on a lifted heel, pushing the low-set waistline into prominence and drawing further attention to the fore, where its walls take on a curvaceously arcing taper to the subtly asymmetrical rim. A wide transition out back gives way to a thick, lifting shank met by a sleek saddle stem of demurely curved black vulcanite at a junction accented with Fordite: one of Shalosky's most favored accents that displays a striking palette thanks to its composition of myriad layers of hand-sprayed enamel paint harvested from automotive factories. At less than five inches long, this pipe is admirably arranged for travel carry or clenching, though its impressively thick build affords it a hearty, reassuring substance that keeps it looking muscular. All of this pipe's impressive curvature is dressed in a crisp, earthy sandblast, revealing dense stacks of ring grain rippling down the bowl and short streaky grain flowing through the shank. On the underside, the broad bowl's impressively expansive heel is covered in a swath of blasted birdseye for even more visual intrigue to appreciate, with ample contrast offered by the Fordite accent's layered coloration.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.95 in./125.73 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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