Wandi Riyadi: Partially Rusticated Prince with Copper (4610) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-922-0008

Native to Indonesia, Wandi Riyadi initially carved out a career as an IT engineer before picking up pipe smoking in 2011. Entranced by the craftsmanship of handmade pipes, Riyadi soon carved out a new career, one as a full-time pipe maker. One of Indonesia's only artisan pipe-makers, Riyadi draws on the Scandinavian and Japanese greats for inspiration, primarily the Ivarssons, Bo Nordh, and Hiroyuki Tokutomi. Many of Riyadi's pieces showcase dramatic designs marked by arcing flutes and pronounced ridgelines, although he does possess an affinity for crafting traditional shapes as well. Furthermore, Riyadi dresses most of his pipes in smooth finishes that highlight spectacular grain, but also utilizes rustications to create pieces with craggy and intriguing textures.

This Prince is one of Wandi Riyadi's traditional pieces that adheres closely to the tenets of the Anglo-French style. The bowl is plump and supple, the bugling walls filling one's hand and imbuing the fore with graceful curvature. Pronounced cheeking out back marks the transition to the short briar shank that quickly gives way to a broad copper mount, facilitating a durable, pressure-style joinery between shank and stem. Said stem tapers gently to the bit as it demurely bends downward, a signature shaping cue that manifests the Prince's iconic, willowy profile. Additionally, the stummel is dressed in a smoky mahogany stain that is just a hint brighter than Bruyere, showcasing hypnotic swirls of birdseye on the right flank that are framed by cross grain that sweeps upward from the aft, across the rim, down the fore, and along the underside of the shank. However, the left flank is dressed in a partial rustication that presents dark-hued squiggly carvings, enhancing this Prince's organic appeal.

--Zach Podl
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.74 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Partial Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Indonesia
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