Scott Thile: Smooth Bulldog (OP2) (348)
Product Number: 002-615-0035
Extra-plump shanks paired to classic bowls have become a thing among American carvers, but typically that's something you'll see in round-shanked designs, and particularly in Billiard-family ones. Scott, however, has done something less common, and experimented with applying that formula to, of all things, the Bulldog, a shape traditionally defined by a sharp style composed wholly of planes, bevels, and edges. More importantly he's made it work, lending the shanks and transitions not only extra width and extra depth, but a just right, subtle degree of convexity to their taper — the very element that makes them appear plump, attractively softer, rather than merely just as thicker versions of the same old hard-edged style.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.08 in./154.43 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States