Davide Iafisco: Smooth Bent Brandy

Product Number: 002-702-0081

A shape we don't often see from Davide Iafisco, this bent Brandy showcases the Italian artisan's impeccable skill when it comes to line work and following the briar's grain. Characterized by its supple curves and graceful profile, it's reminiscent of a Danish piece, with the bowl's plump base subtly tapering up toward the softly inflated rim. Davide has notably incorporated an Ivarsson-esque teardrop shank on this rendition, the crisp ridgeline along the shank's left side accentuating the bowl's lifted stance and creating cheeking around the transition. The bowl's plumpness coupled with the smooth, well-defined transition work together in harmony to provide a delightfully natural in hand feel, the thumb able to easily drape over the shank's topside.

Along with the precise shaping, my favorite aspect about this piece is its superb grain orientation. Streaks of vertical grain wrap around the bowl while hypnotizing whorls of birdseye dominate the entire underside, expertly illuminated by one of Iafisco's brilliant contrast stains. It's well on the traditional side for Davide and ideal if you prefer such designs, especially ones of pocket-friendly length.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
  • Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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