Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Mammoth (719) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0263

Formally educated as a Bachelor of Fine Arts, American artisan Bill Shalosky finds his personal oeuvre amidst the works of nearly every other carver, drawing inspiration from almost every pipe that he sees beauty in. His style primarily comprises pipes with a stout, compact muscularity that offer plenty of substance while remaining handy and travel-friendly. At just over five inches long, this thickly built bent Dublin seems to fall directly in the center of that style, its build possessed of an impressive substance throughout that lends the composition a sturdy feel in hand. A wide transition out back gives way to a hearty shank that curls up to meet a demurely curved saddle stem of black vulcanite at a junction marked with a plump ring of mammoth. The stem is carved to include a domed base with just a touch of firmness where it slips into the bit, with these curving lines creating an implied softness through the entire aft side, especially the shank. The sturdy shank and stem nicely balance the presence of the bowl, and, though the overall weight of this pipe is appreciable, poise it for easy and comfortable clenching whenever needed. Said bowl stands on a round, sweeping heel and grows thick walls that flare up toward a broad, plateau-crowned rim, infusing the terminus of this pipe's outline with a considerable organicism. Dressed in a rich, ruddy contrast stain and a crisp sandblast, the stummel showcases dense stacks of ring grain cascading down the bowl and lined with visual flame, making this pipe a bountiful feast of textural and visual appeal.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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