Askwith: Rusticated Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-499-0325

In the past, the bent Dublins we've received from Chris Askwith have been markedly sinuous and soft-lined, flowing through the heel and transition in almost Zulu-like fashion. This rendition, however, while still gracefully bent, offers a much firmer, more stolid presence. Much of this is due to the English carver's incorporation of a rounded ridgeline about the heel, affording the bowl a solid base above which it flares tall and boldly. A slightly stretched transition provides ample room for a thumb rest, and the textured rustication is a delight in the palm. For a sleek accent, Chris has gently rounded the rim and kept it smooth and light-stained, kissed subtly at the edges with hints of rustication, and has deviated somewhat from his conventionally bright-hued polyester stems for a warm-toned one that resembles striated cumberland. A classically English piece for lovers of traditional shape chart standards.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.24 in./133.10 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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