Davide Iafisco: Smooth Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-702-0079

While we've seen quite a few Dublins from Davide Iafisco in the past, each individual one is unlike the last and inherently unique in their execution. The Italian artisan has presented renditions that are architectural, compact, and sweeping, showcasing Iafisco's remarkable versatility when crafting the shape chart standard. Here, Davide has crafted what I think is easily one of his most stunning interpretations of the bent Dublin thus far as it incorporates organic elements and precise line work effortlessly. A crisp, yet subtle ridgeline emanates from the right side of the tear drop shank, gradually curving along the shank's underside before dissolving into the bowl's right flank seamlessly. The shank's continuous curve leads the eye to the dramatically flaring bowl up front. The broad, slightly concave rim is practically erupting with rugged plateau, the jagged edges of the outer rim evoking the look of distant mountains on the horizon. In terms of grain, the birdseye along the base gives way to streaks of vertical grain along the sides of the shank as well as all around the forward-urging bowl. Simply a brilliant piece from Iafisco that demonstrates the careful attention he pays when it comes to shaping and maximizing the grain orientation of each briar block he touches.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.03 in./153.16 mm.
  • Weight: 2.59 oz./73.48 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.94 in./23.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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