Grechukhin Design: Sandblasted Rhodesian with Black Palm (G70) (R6/7)

Product Number: 002-808-0052

Grechukhin Designs are all handmade from start to finish and represent excellent value in the world of pipe making. From the overall shaping, performed by Vladimir himself, to the stunning sandblasts, executed by fellow artisan carver Alexander Tupitsyn, every detail in these briars is realized by hand through artisanal methods. Even the mouthpieces and tenons are hand-cut from rod stock. What's more, Vladimir doesn't work from models to create these designs — he shapes them all individually, meaning no two Grechukhin Designs are quite alike.

While we've seen several classic shapes produced by the Russian workshop, this is the first Rhodesian we've ever received. It's a traditionally inclined interpretation, featuring a slightly canted bowl with a pair of beadlines encircling its midsection. Between the beadlines is a smooth band of briar, matching the innermost portion of the neatly chamfered rim. The rest of the stummel is dressed in an extra-dark, light-depth sandblast, with a black palm band tastefully accenting the stem base.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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