Becker: Sandblasted Acorn (Three Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0765

Regarding overall size, this is a considerably compact piece from Federico Becker, but the relative proportions are more robust than the Italian carver's typically more slender and streamlined design aesthetic. The perfect nosewarmer for those in the market for a lightweight, on-the-go pipe of esteemed artisan quality, this piece offers a comfortably clenched posture and diminutive enough profile to be conveniently pocketed when traveling. Shape-wise, this Acorn hints at several conventional aspects of Federico's shaping style — most notably, the heel curves into a pointed spur, characteristic of the Acorn shape but also seen across Becker's other shapes, and the color palette favors the carver's penchant for dark sandblasts with warm cumberland stems. Unique to this piece, however, is the deeply scalloped rim, adding ruggedness to the silhouette and a touch of asymmetry, as it's tilted off-center to the horizontal axis.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.21 in./106.93 mm.
  • Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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