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
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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
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