Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Saucer

Product Number: 002-499-0279

The last time we saw Chris Askwith carve the Saucer shape, the English carver presented a Rhodesian-like rendition fashioned from morta. This one here features that same, dense material but is like a Bulldog in its diamond shank. At under five inches in length, it's a lightweight nosewarmer, with the bowl heavily canted to keep the smoke at a comfortable distance. Said bowl combines the Bulldog's harsh tapers above and below a beadline with the Saucer's extra-broad waistline. Unlike the previous example, this one displays more muscularity in its shank, while the color palette remains consistent with Askwith's often extroverted style — a polyester stem of ebony-and-ivory pinstripes pairs well with the sandblasted morta of the stummel, echoing the materials unique grain pattern and making for a classy presentation all around.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.92 in./124.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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