Davide Iafisco: Sandblasted Apple with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-702-0098

Davide Iafisco's appreciation for organic forms is on fine display in this Apple design, showcasing the Italian carver's skillful use of accenting materials and the careful attention he pays to a pipe's proportional balance. The bowl is quite squat, prioritizing breadth over height, yet offers a respectably capacious chamber inside. Davide has finished the stummel in a light-depth sandblast, coaxing out an abundance of growth rings underneath the extra-dark stain without distorting the bowl's shaping. Two knuckles of bamboo extend the shank, its pale hue standing out in stark contrast between the bowl's coloration and the jet-black mouthpiece. Even the bamboo selected for this piece warrants appreciation for Iafisco's attention to detail, as the spacing between the knuckles is about as perfect as can be from the organic medium. The rhythmic balance of the knuckles is visually maintained by the base of the offset saddle stem while the bumpy nodes around each knuckle provides some additional texture. It's a wonderfully cohesive piece that testifies to Davide's craftsmanship.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.39 in./136.91 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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