Davide Iafisco: Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-702-0153

Having studied under carvers like Teddy Knudsen and Claudio Cavicchi and attended the pipe-making seminars of Jeff Gracik and Adam Davidson, Italian artisan Davide Iafisco boasts quite a range of stylistic influences. Those influences can be felt in all of Iafisco's pipes, but the carver has an innate ability to transform and elevate his inspirations into something entirely unique. Before carving pipes, he worked with wood for a long time as a furniture designer, and his previous line of work aptly prepared him for the precise balancing of aesthetics with functionality required for pipe making. Here, Iafisco presents his handsome rendition of the bent Dublin shape.

An eye-catching take on the classic form, this piece boasts a flaring, subtly canted bowl that stands at the fore of an oval shank and a demurely curved tapered stem. The Horn-like transition bridges the bowl and shank together naturally, with the bowl's aft wall sloping downward into the transition, which then begins the start of the tapering shank. The bowl' stocky build fills the hand with substance and conceals a healthy tobacco chamber, while the shank and stem's lithe construction and sinuous bend promotes a comfortable smoking posture and lends a gestural quality to the entire shape's silhouette. Dressed in a terracotta-hued sandblast, the stummel displays striking growth rings across the bowl's flanks.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
  • Weight: 2.34 oz./66.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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