Grechukhin: Partially Sandblasted Rhodesian with Black Palm

Product Number: 002-497-0110

Is it a slightly domed Dublin or a very high-waisted Rhodesian? One might be tempted to say that, in this case, it's subjective. I was leaning that way to tell the truth, but then I noticed something: a clue. The bowl is canted, the chamber is not. I've never seen Vladimir do that with a Dublin, but you can bet he does it with Rhodesians; such designs are some of his signatures, though said signature Rhodesians have so far been much leaner in style, and more dramatic in the difference of angle between chamber waist-line — as well as not having previously gone without any bead-lines, as this briar does. In short, my take is that this is a curious variation on the Grechukhin signature Rhodesian, far meatier and more compact than those that preceded it, and yet, in other aspects, actually more reserved in style.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.75 in./120.65 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.32 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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