Becker: Sandblasted Pickaxe (Three Clubs) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-007-0808
The Pickaxe isn't a design we've seen often from Federico Becker, so this piece is a delightful surprise. It's also a fine example of the Italian artisan's shaping skills regarding sleek line work and crisp angles. The bowl's Dublin-like form tapers into quite the pointed heel spur for a jaunty, rakish disposition. While the Pickaxe design lends itself to the spur as part of its make-up, this particular one is so skillfully crafted, it's nearly needle-like in its angularity. Out back, the shank-and-stem combination boasts a sleek, lean silhouette, easily recognizable as Becker's deft artistry. Dressed in a dark, crisp sandblast that showcases stellar, tight striations of ring grain, this piece is contrasted by a smooth, lighter finish within the inner rim and a wafer-thin ring as part of the shank's nomenclature panel. Additionally, this Pickaxe is topped by one of Becker's handsome, cumberland stems, complementing the coloration of the stummel.-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.39 in./136.91 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Skater
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy