Starkov: Smooth Bell Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-650-0008

This Starkov "Bell" design is an interesting one, gentle and very subtle of flow, slightly organic of bowl (it's hard not to be, I suppose, when the bowl falls into the Acorn-like family), and with a fine architectural style to the shank, both in terms of being "finely executed" and "fine of proportions." Overall there's just a really wonderful balance here between a certain assertive lift from shank through bowl, and a sense of the delicate in the slender progression of the shank and the barely-there S-curve that runs from transition to bit. I suspect what helps make that balance play out so well is, in fact, what goes on as one comes closer to the bit, with the half-saddle stem showing a certain tautness that complements the lines and posture found up front. The result is a profile that goes lift, flow, taut, while transitioning most naturally from one to the next.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia