Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Freehand Scoop

Product Number: 002-499-0308

Starting with a rather sleek shank-and-stem combination, this Scoop from Chris Askwith, then, transitions suddenly into a round and bulbous bowl in profile. It resembles a bubble on the end of a straw, inflating dramatically and urging forward in an attempt to float free. Such a silhouette, though, is deceptive, and when viewed from above or below, this pipe takes on a completely different character: From an aerial perspective, the bowl is dramatically pinched at the flanks — like the Opera shape — and barely extends past the width of the shank. While the profile presents a rounded, bulging aesthetic, a bird's eye view contrasts with a sleek, cutting demeanor. Such a disparity of perspectives makes this piece intriguing and exciting to analyze, and having been fashioned from morta and sandblasted, the grain patterns are equally delightful. Such playful and eye-catching motifs are typical from the English carver, further supported by his use of a bright polyester stem of creamy white hues for a formal black-and-white palette.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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