J. Alan: Sandblasted Strawberry with Bamboo (1649)

Product Number: 002-376-0317

This Strawberry shape from Jeff Gracik of J. Alan offers the plump form with appropriate natural elements. The Strawberry is inherently plump, with a high waistline and an easy taper to the low transition and subtle heel spur, and here that form is covered in a deep sandblast of gnarly texture, furthering the natural aesthetic. The rim presents the subtle presence of plateau, mixing with the sandblast, contrasted by a smooth bevel around the tobacco chamber.

A slight forward cant is primarily implied by the shallower curve of the fore, and the bamboo shank extension adds two knuckles of additional natural-esque disposition, leading to an offset stem base and smooth, flat saddle bit providing comfort and a balancing downturn. The grain orientation supports the plump aspect of the bowl, offering horizontal growth rings bisected by the vertical grain highlighted by Jeff's contrast stain technique. It's a pipe that projects its natural elements with a thematic unity of organicism.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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