Becker: Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Poker (Four Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0747

This is a distinctly different style compared to Federico Becker's usual fare of whimsical, wasp-waisted Cherrywoods. Here, the Italian carver presents us with a more traditional Poker, marked by a drastic forward cant and long stretch of shank and stem behind. The elongated shank comprises much of the piece's length, flaring subtly into the easy transition. From there, the bowl rises stoically, housing within a well sized chamber, the sharp angle of the heel causing the shank and stem to shoot upward out back and making for a striking profile. Despite the lengthy form, the slender proportions keep the overall weight quite convenient and clench-worthy, and though the stretch of shank and stem cause the piece to tilt backward when sitting, a full chamber keeps things properly balanced. Lastly, it's all dressed in a stunningly textured sandblast, the strawberry wood's wild grain on full display, accented elegantly with the inner most chamfer of the rim smooth polished and warm-stained.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.42 in./163.07 mm.
  • Weight: 1.09 oz./30.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Strawberry Wood
  • Country: Italy
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