Yeti: Sandblasted Bent Brandy with Bronze (639)

Product Number: 002-660-0141

Most pipes fashioned by Micah "Yeti" Cryder are bent, the American artisan appreciating curvaceous forms and gestural lines. That said, his pipes vary considerably in their degree of bend, ranging from the almost imperceptible to the dramatically deep. This bent Brandy represents Cryder's most sinuous fare, resembling the same posture as a Saxophone design we received from him previously. The profile is defined by a dramatic S-curve that's accentuated by a stem that's slightly elongated, with the downturn more sudden and just before the button to create a languid, drooping motif. In this piece, Micah has paired that curvature to a slender Brandy bowl, the lines tapering upward but in more tall and trim configuration compared to other, more broad-based Brandy designs. The bowl's foremost line rises almost vertically, adding poise and structure to the silhouette, while the aft line urges forward to inform the Brandy taper.

Cryder is renowned for his use of alternate materials, particularly in the way of stems. He often uses Bakelite, and while this pipe's mouthpiece resembles the deep, rich hues of that vintage material, this stem is actually more modern, having been fashioned from new, custom-cast resin. The material is more flexible than vulcanite, ensuring durability yet it remains soft and comfortable when clenched. Its dark, indigo hue appears almost black at first glance, but closer examination reveals wonderful nuance, adding accenting color against the earthy tones of the stummel's contrast-stained sandblast. The warm hues of the bronze accent complement that aesthetic for a lovely presentation of an equally beautiful shape.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.98 in./126.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.22 in./56.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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