Becker: Sandblasted Acorn (Four Clubs)
Product Number: 002-007-0789
Combining elements of the Poker and Acorn with Federico Becker's sleek and streamlined personal style, this hybrid pipe design features a long, poised profile. The bowl exhibits an Acorn's typical, high-set roundness, but bears a flattened heel as opposed to the normal, tapered spur. The transition is raised to accentuated that paneled underside, and it also lends the bowl a perched nature, as if propped on the end of a slender branch. Arrow-straight, the shank-and-stem combination promotes an aerodynamic stance that's recognizable as Becker's work, as is the use of a cumberland stem. As for the stummel, it's been sandblasted but left unstained to encourage natural patination as it's smoked — the briar gradually darkening to visually represent years of enjoyment. The choice of a virgin finish also testifies to this briar block's quality, supported further by the stunning growth rings Becker has highlighted.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.55 in./166.37 mm.
- Weight: 1.52 oz./43.09 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy