J. Alan: Sandblasted Pot with Ivorite (1809) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-376-0358

A delightful straight Pot from American carver Jeff Gracik of J. Alan pipes, this little beauty offers plenty of dark mystique and the kind of precise linework I expect out of an artisan of his caliber. It's an American take on Danish pipe design, and a style that Jeff has made his own, with a crisply defined bowl that displays a lot of strength at the heel, a stout, oval shank, and a pleasantly inflated rim.

I really appreciate Jeff's skill in the blasting cabinet, and he has put it to good use here with a medium-depth sandblast that beautifully accentuates some really nice cross grain without spoiling the clean profile of the shape. It's wearing a dark ruby stain, lending it that mystique I mentioned, with the rim left smooth and lighter for a bit of contrast and to show off sweeping striations of cross grain. A fitment of Ivorite at the shank end provides a visual break, neatly dividing stem from stummel. The push style stem emerges like a liquid extrusion from the pale accent, expanding to a trim expansion ring before reducing to a lithe saddle stem arrangement, culminating in one of Jeff's excellent hand-shaped and funneled lip buttons.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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