Yeti: Sandblasted Bent Brandy with Bakelite (560)

Product Number: 002-660-0114

Typically, when first encountering a pipe, a singular aspect will immediately stand out, whether it be the shape, the grain, or the color palette. For me, when first analyzing this bent Brandy from Micah Cryder of Yeti Pipes, all three of those aforementioned characteristics delighted my senses simultaneously and to equal degree. The shape is fluid, soft, and graceful. Elegant and dynamic, the profile lacks anything in the way of harshness; it's a shape relaxing to admire. Plus, it's compact and lightweight — under four and a half inches in length, yet still within Group 4 chamber dimensions. Said shape, then, wears a tanblast finish, with subtle contrast evident in the stain, and the grain Cryder has excavated in the blasting cabinet is, in a word, exquisite. The bowl defines the term "ring grain," exuding consistency, evenness, cragginess, and conciseness, all at once.

Finally, the stem is fashioned from bakelite, a material that's become something of a signature within Micah's portfolio, and this particular piece testifies to the exciting palettes and textures bakelite can offer. The swirling mix of colors calls to mind the first splash of cream in coffee before a spoon stirs the solution and the two disparate colors of white and mocha are allowed to mingle together yet remain separate. It's the perfect palette for the stummel's finish, and adds individuality to this pipe — you'd be hard-pressed to find another piece of bakelite exactly like this one.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.21 in./106.93 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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