Davide Iafisco: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Silver

Product Number: 002-702-0099

A particularly elegant, Prince-like take on the bent Apple, this rendition from Davide Iafisco fits in well with the Italian artisan's portfolio of traditional interpretations. The bowl is low-slung and broad, prioritizing width over height and is finished in a concise tanblast. A mesmerizing array of undulating grain dances around the bowl's flanks and since this piece is lightly stained, the stummel will gradually darken with time and use, slowly developing a patina with each bowl that's smoked. The smooth rim offers some understated, yet tasteful contrast and is stained a complementary hue before sloping slightly inward to the chamber.

What I find to be particularly irresistible about this composition is the sterling silver mount that adorns the shank end as it adds a regal touch to an already graceful piece. The flashy accoutrement provides some stunning contrast in between the stummel's tan color and the jet-black mouthpiece. The willowy, lithely bent stem makes up the majority of the piece's length and ends in a gentle downturn that immediately calls to mind the classic Prince shape. If you prefer traditional shapes elevated by a talented artisan pipe maker, Davide Iafisco's work demands attention.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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