Davide Iafisco: Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Horn

Product Number: 002-702-0068

We've often described Davide Iafisco's shaping as being a hybrid of Italian neoclassical and Danish elements, but in the case of this bent Dublin, the latter is more readily apparent. With a sleek, sweeping bend through the transition and a steady taper, the trumpeting rim is on full display, along with its slightly craggy hint of plateau. A sandblasted finish, too, offers the low-profile texture so common to the Danish style, with rippling ring grains neatly stacked from base to rim. Rather than the bamboo shank extension one might expect, this pipe features a lengthy stretch of natural horn, a material not particularly easy to work with, but here neatly shaped to allow for a slight flare at the shank-end, with striated patterns of darker coloring along its pale surface. Quite the neat piece all around, and certainly one which shows off Davide's attention to detail on every level.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.30 in./160.02 mm.
  • Weight: 1.22 oz./34.47 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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