Becker: Smooth Rhodesian (Royal Flush)
Product Number: 002-007-0587
Paolo always, and I mean always, delivers something fantastic and wonderful when he creates a Royal Flush. Becker's shaping has long been held as some of the most iconoclastic in the industry: his dramatic forays into bold, game changing proportionality were well underway just as the rest of the carving world seemed to come to grips with the potential. Then we have Becker's approach to his Royal Flush series, a separate, rarefied world where sleek visuals and compositional balance once again held sway.
While finding a low slung, wide rimmed bowl on a Becker Rhodesian is hardly unexpected, the graceful totality of this Royal Flush shows a new direction for Paolo, one that is as sophisticated as it is breathtaking. Without question this is a Rhodesian, but one which also boasts a not-uncertain sense of an ancient oil lamp. It's tough enough to imbue the sense of a lamp when starting from a Tomato shape, another thing altogether when having to allow for the fast rise on the fore of a squat Rhodesian, but (man!) Paolo nailed it.
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy