Ray Kurusu: Smooth Blowfish with Tamper
Product Number: 002-637-0004
This Kurusu Fugu defines its hemispheres in what I have come to think of as "the old school" manner; not a ridge, but a smart plane which bisects the bowl from the upper-rear of the same, and continues its travel all the way around, until it completes its sojourn at the bottom of the mount. In the course of that journey, it is joined by an additional, supporting plane, whose existence was critical in the creation of the previously mentioned flare & ridge. One could not ask for a finer, nor more classical placement, of the grain: a combination of superb crossgrain and breathtaking birdseye, both "right where God intended". While exhibiting a multitude of individual (but seamlessly interconnected) elements, there is nothing "ephemeral" about this Blowfish. Indeed, from the overall presentation, to the fine feeling in the palm, there is a spirit of substantial and enduring beauty: a sense that is unshakeable.
--R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.74 in./120.40 mm.
- Weight: 3.60 oz./102.06 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.39 in./60.71 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan