Grechukhin: Smooth Bent Brandy with Silver
Product Number: 002-497-0032
No, Vladimir Grechukhin has not caught the "reverse Calabash" bug - though had he been so inclined, he could have fit quite a cooling chamber into the extra-stout, playfully proportioned shank of this plump bent Apple. We've actually seen him do shank designs like this a few times before, though it is far less common than his broad-flanked, yet narrow-sectioned shank designs. In this particular instance, the results actually come off as reminiscent of S. Bang, albeit an S. Bang that's long been on a steady diet of grass-fed beef and heavy lifting. This is not, to say the least, a pocket-pipe, despite all the briar's mass being contained within a very compact length. Even in such extreme proportions, as expected Vladimir has kept line and form tightly and precisely controlled, resulting in a fine visual balance and smooth, effortless flow. On top of that, it's simply a pleasure in hand - natural, soothingly smooth, and very, very substantial. As for the grain and finish, well, as you can see, they're beautiful.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.88 in./123.95 mm.
- Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia