Becker: Sandblasted Acorn (Three Clubs)

Product Number: 002-007-0780

Regarding overall size, this is a considerably compact piece from Federico Becker, but the relative proportions are slightly more robust than the Italian carver's typically more slender and streamlined design aesthetic. The bowl is a touch more broad and expands somewhat toward the rim before turning inward. 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 protrudes forward at a right angle into a pointed spur, characteristic of the Acorn shape but at the fore of the lower bowl, rather than at the underside, a cue seen across Becker's other shapes. The color palette also favors the carver's penchant for pairing dark sandblasts to variegated, cumberland stems. Unique to this piece, however, is the scalloped rim, adding some subtle asymmetry as it's tilted off-center to the horizontal axis.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.44 in./112.78 mm.
  • Weight: 0.70 oz./19.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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