Ashton: Old Church Achievement Don (XX) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-006-3450
Bill Taylor founded Ashton pipes in the early 1980s after a successful career at Dunhill, and this Achievement pipe hearkens back to the "45" from his alma mater, a shape also known as a Don. Since Taylor's passing, Jimmy Craig carries on the Ashton tradition of fine handmade pipes, and this XX-sized Poker is an excellent example. The tall bowl is slightly forward-surging due to a canted, flat heel and is wearing a crisp, tanblasted finish to accentuate the briar's natural beauty. The transition is elevated and the shank abbreviated, quickly reaching a jet-black mount that supports a lengthy, lithe stretch of tapered vulcanite that turns downward gently. Equally comfortable resting in your hand or resting on a desk, this is a highly functional smoker with some old English style, a piece of living history that is sure to become a revered member in any collector's rotation.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 7.01 in./178.05 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England