Adam Davidson: Sandblasted Tanshell Cavalier

Product Number: 002-437-0131

An impressive and ambitious shape from Adam Davidson, this piece hearkens back to old-school Cavalier designs that consisted of three separate pieces: stem, shank, and bowl, with all elements able to be broken down and removed from one another. The bowl itself resembles that of a Cutty, which on traditional Cavaliers were rendered from clay or porcelain. Here, though, Adam has fashioned it all from briar, both the bowl and shank portions dressed in a natural Tanshell sandblast that will patinate handsomely with prolonged use over time.

As a fully functioning Cavalier, the vulcanite cap at the foot is removable for draining accumulated moisture, and Davidson shaped it perfectly to enable the piece to stand upright. My favorite aspect of this pipe, however, is in the drilling. All three junctions — at the stem, bowl, and foot cap — are drilled to the same diameter and are fitted with brass rings about the mortises, allowing each element to be switched with any other. It's not a practical benefit by any means, but it sure is fun to play around with unique combinations.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
  • Weight: 2.14 oz./60.78 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.33 in./59.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cavalier
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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