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
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