Grechukhin: Smooth Long Shank Blowfish
Product Number: 002-497-0182
Vladimir Grechukhin has really played with the Blowfish archetype here in this Long Shank rendition, not only elongating the form but also tweaking the fluting lines and ridges of the bowl to produce a more triangular shaped array of panels. Those ridges come to a point along the fore of the bowl, working to underline the bowl's curvature in profile, providing a sharp edge for the eye to follow to the transition. There's still a playful bit of asymmetry there, however — Vladimir having kept the panels to either flank convex and bulbous, with the right plane featuring a more continuous curve. To balance it all out, Grechukhin's also shaped the end of the shank a bit more pronounced along the left side, which together with the shape of the bowl, creates something of a swimming gesture from the smoker's perspective. Beautiful and novel work from the Russian master here.
- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.19 in./157.23 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia