Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Belge

Product Number: 002-499-0273

How does one go about modernizing a classic old shape like the Belge? If you're Chris Askwith, you start by fashioning the stummel from morta, whose sandblasted grain patterns are geometric and structured in contrast to the curved bowl. Then, add a stem of non-traditional material, like polyester, which is not quite as hard as acrylic but just as resilient. But once you've determined the stem material, what about the right color to go with that pitch-black morta aesthetic? Hot pink, of course, with variegated tones in a slender, tapered mouthpiece. The contrast is remarkably attractive, especially juxtaposed against the dramatically canted and rounded bowl leaning forward toward that next smoke.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.35 in./161.29 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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