Ashton: Sovereign Poker with Silver (XXX)

Product Number: 002-006-3248

Ashton's Poker designs are always interesting, and this particular interpretation is one of my personal favorites from Jimmy Craig, as it pairs a trim, very slightly angled shank to a tall, softly flaring bowl. The aft of said bowl is more steeply slanted than the fore, and the severe transition makes for a composition that implies momentum throughout the travel from the shank onward. This pipe is dressed in Ashton's sovereign finish, though it's been executed here in a way I've never seen before, as it's been imagined here as a contrast stain. This unique application not only imbues the piece with a unique palette, but thrusts the dense structure of swirling flame grain striations which wrap the bowl into prominence. The stummel's light mahogany and dark chestnut hues are contrasted strikingly by a broad band of silver that wraps around the shank end, with further contrast offered by the brindled stem of black and jade tones.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.32 in./160.53 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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