Ashton: Brindle Rhodesian (X)

Product Number: 002-006-2916

Ashton is a workshop renowned for its love of classic English shapes, and perhaps also a penchant for large versions of said shapes. However, carver Jimmy Craig gives us a compact rendition with this Rhodesian, which is stamped with an "X" to indicate it is of the maker's smallest size category. While lighter than many of Ashton's designs and under five inches in overall length, this pipe boasts an abundance of striking detail. I typically start looking at a pipe's bowl first, but my eye really catches on the handsome, brindled vulcanite stem of this piece. Very distinctive billows and swirls of black seem almost to move on a milk chocolate base, making this saddle's seductive curve appear eminently smokable. The dark sandblast pairs very well with the brindle, featuring vibrant hues and a pleasantly tactile stimulation when held.

-Joel Balyeat

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.86 in./123.44 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.02 in./25.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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