Tsuge Ikebana: Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Horn (E)
Product Number: 002-623-4448
While not as obviously Danish in shaping as, say, Fukuda's Sixten-like bent Eggs, this bent Dublin does posses some of the dynamism of the school, particularly around the transition and shank-end; yet, it's a firmer, beefier version than we'd might expect as well. Using quite a handful of briar for the bowl, there's only the slightest taper to the flanks, focusing on trimming down to the the heel and transition. Its chamber is quite capacious with plenty of sturdy walls to keep the heat within. To match the bowl's visual weight, the shank is rather stout as well — flaring out into a bit of horn at the mount. The entire piece is presented in a dark, handsome sandblast for one of the most spectacular displays of ring grain I have witnessed. Not delicate by any means, here Tsuge Ikebana offers one of the most confident and solid profiles around.
- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
- Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.24 in./56.90 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan