Konstantin Shekita: Lattice Tomato

Product Number: 002-600-0012

Calvin Miller (the savant visual arts wizard to my butcher of the Queen's English) walked by my desk, pulled up short, picked up this hypnotic-by-twice Konstantin Tomato and asked "How on earth does he do that?!" Ever eager to impress a newer employee with my encyclopedic knowledge of all things pipe-related, I replied, "Beats the crap out of me". The mystery first started when neither Eric nor I could figure out how Konstantin Shekita carves his famous intricate lattice. On top of that, I now find myself marveling that Konstantin was able to maintain the integrity of that flawless filigree, while perfectly encircling this massive Tomato with a unified Celtic knot (the "leather" tie-off is underneath). Can you imagine the amount of labor involved in duplicating the grain pattern of natural leather? Yes, this finish is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, outside of a "Wow!"

--R. 'Bear' Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.21 in./132.33 mm.
  • Weight: 3.00 oz./85.05 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.38 in./60.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ukraine
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