Sergey Ailarov: Sandblasted Bent Brandy

Product Number: 002-789-0009

Given Ailarov's appreciation for the natural beauty of briar, it's not surprising that he takes a similarly-minded approach to his accents. Rather than adorning a piece with bright sterling silver, Sergey shows a preference for horn, exotic woods, or other such organic materials. In this dark, muscular bent Brandy, for example, we find a domed, horn ferrule which displays a spectrum of smokey hues, working wonderfully to compliment the overall tone or the briar.

Elaborating more on Sergey's shaping with this piece, he has succeeded with creating a continuous silhouette with a deftly executed "S-curve", which begins with the full cheeking and lifted, Danish-style heel at the bowl, then delicately reaches upwards at the transition before finally tapering in an elegant "swan neck" at the stem.

- Kaz Walters
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.61 in./117.09 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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