Askwith: Moon Rock Acorn

Product Number: 002-499-0237

Well, we've seen a number of space-inspired finishes, alien-like forms, and streamlined feats of shaping that practically look primed for takeoff, but this finish from Chris Askwith seems to be one of the most out-of-this-world yet. Indeed, seeming to make use of a microsandblasting technique similar to his Weathered Bone finish, along with several regions of delicate spot carving, Chris has produced a finish that distinctly evokes the topography of the lunar surface. Fittingly, he's applied it to a rounded, slightly muscular Acorn shape, with crater-like divots visible in profile at the rim to reinforce the moon-like aesthetic. Finished in a light, dusty grey stain, complemented by a creamy off-white juma stem, it's a playful piece well-suited to whatever mission you choose to accept.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.57 in./141.48 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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