Becker: Smooth Zulu (Royal Flush)

Product Number: 002-007-0812

A third-generation carver, Federico Becker carries on his family's more than 40-year legacy of handcrafting stunning pipes, melding his late father and grandfather's shaping style with his own as seen in the offering of this rare Zulu shape. Even more rare is Becker's Royal Flush grade, one of the highest designation given his pipes, as they're graded similar to playing cards. The better the hand, the more rare and exclusive the creation.

Shape-wise, the slender, forward-ebbing bowl displays a gradual flare toward the rim that's characteristic of the traditional form. A protruding, pointed heel along with a pencil-thin, straight shank are both signature design cues favored by Becker and add further intrigue to this piece. It's topped by an elongated, trim stem that seamlessly segues from the shank with shaping precision. Sleek and streamlined in profile, this Zulu is dressed in a lightly polished stain that underscores fiery licks of dense flame grain on both flanks in this stunning composition.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.25 in./184.15 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Zulu
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy