Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Belge Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-499-0433

Chris Askwith transforms traditional shapes through the use of non-traditional materials and vibrant color palettes, constantly creating striking pieces of functional art and some of the most distinctive designs in modern pipe making. Perhaps the most traditional of shapes, the Belge is among the earliest pipe shapes and hearkens back to the clay pipes seen in taverns hundreds of years ago, long before briar was discovered as a pipe-making medium. Here, Askwith has rendered the classic design from morta, a petrified bog oak renowned for its heat resistance and more flavor-neutral smoking characteristics. The jet-black material is also well-known for the mesmerizing patterns that can be unveiled when it's sandblasted, and Chris has taken full advantage of that here with striations of grain traversing the rounded, forward-canted bowl. Adding to the theme of alternative materials, the tapered stem was fashioned from polyester, with its variegated mix of cream and honey hues adding a dazzling complement to the stummel.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.26 in./133.60 mm.
  • Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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