Grechukhin: Sandblasted Two-Tone Blowfish with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-497-0111

For Vladimir Grechukhin, this is a pretty conventional shape. Granted, we are talking about a Blowfish — a shape that's now "standard" form, or at least formula, having been defined by a still-living artisan (Hiroyuki Tokutomi) — but nonetheless by Grechukhin standards this is about as close to a strictly "classic" version of a shape as things get. That said, he did slip some very "Grechukhin" cues in there, most notably a transition that's deep in profile yet very slim in cross-section. Another interesting touch is the accent, which is itself asymmetrical in the arrangement of its two strongly contrasting yet seamlessly joined materials. This was a deft way of complementing what is, essentially, a fine execution of the Blowfish according to the rules established by Tokutomi: a paneled shape where natural balance and organic asymmetry meet.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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