Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Bent Apple (Kikuchi) (G) (072) (2020)
Product Number: 002-623-4603
Kikuchi of Tsuge Ikebana has toyed with shank dimensions and shaping on previous Apples, but this pipe presents a new aesthetic for that element. Where previous renditions have featured bulbous, reverse Calabash-type shaping, here we find something a little more structured, though just as organic.
The transition is very tight and crisp, with the shank expanding upward and down, as well as in the horizontal plane, and additionally modified with its own crisp ridgeline curving along the end of the shank from which a push-style mouthpiece emerges. The rim is scalloped cross-dimensionally, with the forward and near sides lifting a little higher than the sides. The heel is beautifully curved and easy in hand, while the grain promises to maintain interest and admiration well into the future.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.55 in./115.57 mm.
- Weight: 2.56 oz./72.57 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan