Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Poker

Product Number: 002-499-0223

Chris Askwith is no stranger to the Poker shape, having produced a variety of renditions: those with steep cants, others with more perpendicular profiles, and still others with non-traditional, paneled bowls. This specific one falls squarely in the middle. Featuring the classic, cylindrical bowl but with a slanted heel, lifting the stem and shank when seated, this piece was fashioned from morta — a medium with which Askwith has become well associated — and is impressively lightweight, especially when considering the bowl is over 2.5 inches tall. As expected, said bowl boasts a deep, slender chamber and is topped with an inflated rim, lending a gentle aesthetic to the otherwise crisp and rigid motif. Finally, Chris has paired the jet-black stummel to a deep brown, cumberland stem, making for a subtle but diverse color palette and matching the striated textures of both materials.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.69 in./169.93 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.69 in./68.33 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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