Yeti: Smooth Blowfish with Bakelite (404)

Product Number: 002-660-0079

Out of all the Blowfish renditions we've seen from Michah Cryder, the man behind Yeti, this iteration features a longer shank than usual and just might take the cake in terms of overall magnificence. When viewed in profile, both sides display their own unique glories and intricacies, yet they also both differ drastically in design. The right side explodes with birdseye and displays a rounded disposition, creating the illusion that the bowl is plump and bulbous. In contrast, however, the left side of the bowl features a panel on its flank on which birdseye is displayed; however, above and below said panel cross grain sweeps up and over the bowl.

While this piece is stunning from every angle, with both sides displaying incredible qualities of grain and design, in order to truly understand this shape, the best, most holistic vantage points are from above and below. From these perspectives, it is apparent that the overall profile is, in a sense, arrow-shaped, with the shank meeting the bowl at a harsh, perpendicular transition and the bowl, then, coming to a point at its fore.

From these angles, we also observe the singular consistent aspect of this piece: beginning at the shank-end on the underside, a flattened panel travels the length of the shank before beginning to widen as it curves up the left side of the bowl, passing asymmetrically over the rim and, finally, terminating at the top of the transition. In this way, Cryder has divided the piece into two distinct flanks, only by viewing them together, from above and below, can one see how he expertly combines them. It's all dressed in a vibrant stain and accented with a lime green bakelite stem, making for a truly gorgeous work of art.

- Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.18 in./156.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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