Ray Kurusu: Smooth Dublin with Horn Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-637-0019
Compared to the large "Owl" grade Blowfish also sharing this update, this is a rather straightforward piece from Ray Kurusu. It's a stout-walled, squat Dublin with the chamber breadth and overall stoutness of a neo-classical Pot. That extra substance in no way seems forced, though; instead, it comes off wonderfully natural through Ray's careful use of a plateau-kissed rim, muscular shaping, and a finely patterned horn mount. Moreover, it's a great example of just what this artisan can do with a few tools, machinery, and a block of densely grained briar. The entire stummel, you see, is covered in finely stranded flame and straight grain — highlighted through a warm, medium-contrast stain. The sleek mouthpiece shifts even more visual weight to the bowl, and in turn all that gorgeous grain. Recommended.
- Andrew Wike
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.93 in./150.62 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan