Nate King: Smooth Dublin Churchwarden with Bamboo (382)

Product Number: 002-579-0090

There's a certain balance between bowl, shank, and stem that must be achieved in any Churchwarden configuration, and it's one which Nate King has struck at quite neatly with this pipe — albeit perhaps not the way you might expect. Rather than elongating the form with a lengthy mouthpiece, Nate has here incorporated five knuckles of pale bamboo to create that extension, keeping the stem itself quite short and tidy. These have been paired to a trumpeting Dublin bowl, with its base notched to allow it to sit firmly, as well as adding a touch of dynamism to its forward cant. Its finish is nothing to scoff at either, with a great deal of flame grain on display around the bowl, and a touch of the briar's natural plateau left on the rim to carry the organic nature of the bamboo through the entire piece. Lightweight and sturdy, it's a sure to make an excellent reading companion.

- Rachel DuBose

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 8.43 in./214.12 mm.
  • Weight: 1.15 oz./32.66 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.00 in./25.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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