Becker: Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Apple (Four Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0754

Opting for a more smooth-lined profile than his often seen, heel-spurred, wasp-waisted iterations, Federico Becker presents this classically-inclined bent Apple. Balancing out gentle lines through the shank and transition with a firm presence in hand, Becker has done well to define the bowl's waistline just enough to be noticed in hand yet without disrupting the plump curves in profile. Adding to that in hand feel, the Italian carver has fashioned this piece from strawberry wood — an oft-used medium from the artisan — sandblasting it to make the most of the material's wild, craggy grain pattern. Dressed in a dark stain, the reserved color palette allows the unique texture to take center stage, while the smooth, walnut-stained rim and cumberland stem provide just the right amount of visual intrigue.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 0.92 oz./26.00 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Strawberry Wood
  • Country: Italy
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