Bruce Weaver: Sandblasted Bulldog

Product Number: 002-531-0048

Though known during the period by differing monikers ("Cad", "Golf pipe", "Chubby"), the Bulldog was one of the most popular shapes at the turn of the 19th-20th century, and, quite possibly, the most popular. As far as I can ascertain, the Bulldog never dropped out of the top ten most popular shapes list, and has even seen a solid resurgence in the work of many up-and-coming carvers. So, why is this the first straight Bulldog we have received from the heralded Bruce Weaver? Beats me, but (clearly) it isn't a lack of prowess with the form.

To my way of thinking, this cool Weaver interpretation strikes a fine balance for fans of the shape who are seeking a touch of modernity, but without a manipulation of proportion and spirit sufficiently aggressive to turn a Bulldog into a Pomeranian. Featuring clean, sweeping lines, crisp angles and a downright classic placement of the double bead, you've got the real deal now in front of you. so please, do get it in front of you!

--R. Bear Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.57 in./141.48 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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