Grechukhin Design: Sandblasted Standing Bent Apple with Ivorite

Product Number: 002-808-0030

Most often times when a pipe sits upright, it's thanks to a flattened panel along the underside of the shank. In this "Standing" piece, though, from Grechukhin Design, that idea is taken to a new level — instead of simply planing the underside, the workshop has here catered toward the Cavalier's style of extended shank and heel spur, flattened to enable the form to stand completely vertical. The bowl, then, seems to grow from out of the middle, bulging outward in Grechukhin's typical, voluptuous style to give the piece a decidedly organic flare. The orientation of the bowl is neatly backward of cant, like that of a full bent pipe, to keep ash from spilling when it's seated, while the subtle, flowing bend of the shank and stem make for a comfortable clenching posture. Lastly, it's all dressed in one of Vladimir's iconic contrast sandblasts for a textured feel in hand and alluringly presentation, the ivorite accent at the shank end acting as the proverbial cherry on top.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.85 in./123.19 mm.
  • Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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