Grechukhin: Sandblasted Bent Brandy with Olivewood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-497-0261

This bent Brandy from Vladimir Grechukhin is an excellent example of the Russian master's signature shaping style, combining a strong degree of muscularity with pocket-friendly proportions. This offering is full of supple curves, the bowl offering a substantial feel in hand with its robustness and garnering much of the design's visual attention. The sweeping gesture of the shank plays a large role in emphasizing the bowl's prominence, creating cheeking around the transition while giving the bowl its lifted heel. The shank is oval in cross section and remarkably wide, its breadth most apparent when this piece is viewed from above and curves downward to meet the bowl.

The sandblasted finish makes the bowl even more enticing and irresistible in hand, coaxing out consistent waves of ring grain all around the chubby bowl before meeting the softly rounded rim. The stummel's earthy-toned contrast stain showcases the nuances of the briar's grain with its mix of burnt orange and rust red hues. A pale band of olivewood accents the stem base, adding just enough contrast without distracting from Vladimir's skillful shaping and expert finishing techniques.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.42 in./112.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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