Becker: Smooth Rhodesian (Three Hearts)
Product Number: 002-007-0586
"Close Encounters of the Becker Kind!" "To boldly go where no pipe maker (save Paolo, of course) has gone before!" Presenting from the work bench of Paolo Becker, an exquisite rendition of a much loved classic shape, the Rhodesian, but paired with a pencil shank that features just the subtlest of tapering as it approaches the bowl. Paolo's two most famous signatures are perhaps his penchant and extraordinary ability to imbue a composition with a sense of forward momentum and his emphasis on manipulating expected proportions. This Three Hearts features both of those signatures and does so in a very stylish manner. When it comes to the Rhodesian shape, Becker has a multitude of fine approaches, but, at least to my personal tastes, this one is right at the top.
R. Bear Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.60 in./167.64 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.06 in./26.92 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy