Ashton: Ebony Acorn with Silver (XXX)

Product Number: 002-006-2601

While we've received a few different variations on the Acorn from Ashton over the years, this particular example is my favorite style of the organic form that I've seen from the English marque. The bowl's high-set waistline very subtly tapers down toward the lifted heel and is an utter delight to wrap the fingers around, especially considering how the well-defined transition also doubles as a thumb rest. The visual presence of the bowl is further accentuated by being paired to a streamlined oval shank and a lengthy vulcanite mouthpiece. What struck me the most about this offering was how rugged and crisp the sandblasted finish is and doesn't distort the shaping of the bowl or its supple curves. Countless waves of rippling ring grain can be seen all around the bowl, still readily visible underneath the jet-black stain of the Ebony series. It's all handsomely complemented by a band of sterling silver, resulting in quite a classy dress pipe aesthetic.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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