Alexander Hasty: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-876-0002

Compact, curvaceous, and elegant of color palette, this bent Apple exemplifies Alexander Hasty's design style. His portfolio is dominated by organic, bent interpretations that exhibit supple curvature within tight-knit proportions. Such an aesthetic is a characteristic motif within the modern American artisan pipe-making movement, which often draws inspiration from Danish pipe design and adds slight muscularity and stoutness. In this piece, Hasty has beautifully balanced the visual weight between the bowl and shank: The bowl expands in rotund aspect on one end, and the shank flares broadly on the other, those two features meeting a comparatively trimmer transition. This is a composition full of dynamism and sinuosity, and the stem's recurve perfectly counterbalances the shank's trajectory, that undercurve tightening its arc as it forms the bowl's forward-most line. Plump in hand and effortless in the jaw, this pipe offers practical convenience and tasteful aesthetic in a compact size that's fit for travel and on-the-go smoking sessions. The dark sandblast reveals concise growth rings that coalesce at the plateau-crowned rim, and it's accented by a rounded ring of pale boxwood for elegant contrast, encapsulating Alexander's penchant for more reserved and refined color palettes.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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