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

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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
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