Grechukhin: Smooth Chubby Apple

Product Number: 002-497-0198

The abbreviated length of this chubby Apple — 4.36 inches — places most of the visual weight on the stummel, which has earned the attention in spades. Grain like this is hard to find, after all; vertically oriented around the entire bowl, and running along the sides of the shank, it's a wonderment. The bottom of the pipe is all birdseye, as is the slightly-beveled rim. Small enough to fit easily into a pocket, but with plenty of insulating briar around the bowl, this is a piece that doesn't lack anything in utility. The proportionally muscular shank is just right for this nose warmer, and terminates at the stem, which quickly steps down to a saddle configuration. The transition is smooth and easy, maintaining the curvature of the bowl all the way to the bottom of the pipe. For those who love spectacular grain and convenience of size, this may be the pipe that has eluded you for lo these many years.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.36 in./110.74 mm.
  • Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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