Ashton: Sovereign Acorn (XXX) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-006-3680
The Acorn isn't a shape most readily associated with the English school, and yet this rendition from Ashton is one of my favorites from the English workshop. The broad, flattened oval shank transitions seamlessly into the high-waisted, soft-heeled bowl, which also displays a good bit of implied forward momentum in profile. It gives the organic shape a dynamic silhouette and demonstrates Ashton's versatility when it comes to shaping and proportions. This offering noticeably trades robustness and muscularity for supple curves and sleek line work, with the slightly elongated transition offering plenty of room to rest the thumb against. The rich chestnut stain of the Sovereign finish does a magnificent job of showcasing the briar's beautiful grain patterns as tight, vertical streaks of grain can be seen cascading down the bowl's flanks. Out back, a tapered vulcanite stem adds an extra touch of sleekness in profile, while also offering a comfortable smoking posture.-Gabriel Bass
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England