Martelo: Sandblasted Long Shank Apple with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-694-0071

Gustavo Cunha is a remarkably talented and versatile pipe maker, possessing the ability to deliver spot-on renditions of shape-chart standards and organically inspired designs. However, I find myself particularly drawn to the Brazilian artisan's pencil-shanked designs and long-shanked offerings, like this Apple. The elongated shank is round in cross section, its increased length adding sleekness to the profile and accentuating the plump bowl's visual presence.

The sandblasted finish is the most irresistible element of this piece for me, providing an abundance of craggy texture to keep wandering fingers engaged. Deeply grooved, undulating ripples of ring grain stack upon one another all the way from heel to rim, dressed in a light brown finish that brings out the nuances of the briar's grain. Out back, a horn accent adorns the shank's conjunction to a hand-cut vulcanite saddle stem, creating handsome contrast and smoking comfort.

-Gabriel Bass
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Brazil
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