Doctor's: Smooth Rose Bud with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-630-0052

When it comes to his Freehand shapes, Roman Kovalev tends to take a rather evocative approach to his designs, strongly alluding to their inspiration in the very shape of the piece itself. This Rose Bud is a fine example of that literal style. A very strange, organic type of shape, its tall, bulbous bowl, flaring plateaued rim, low-set transition, and plant stem-like buddha bamboo extension, indeed, all work to create the illusion of a budding rose bud when viewed from the profile. That said, it's still quite functional, however, maintaining a light weight and enough bend for an easy clench in the jaw, as well as quite a stimulating feel in hand. On top of that, Roman's still managed to use even such a wild design to showcase some stunning grain, which he's highlighted through a warm walnut contrast. Beautiful work, and one of Roman's more creative shapes to be sure.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.40 in./111.76 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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