Bruce Weaver: Sandblasted Rhodesian

Product Number: 002-531-0049

Having recently (like five minutes ago) announced the presence of the first Bulldog we have ever received from Bruce Weaver, I pick up only the second Weaver Rhodesian to come our way. and soon after discover that the first hailed all the way back to Bruce's Smokingpipes.com debut. I love the fact that Bruce's' talents, acumen with a daunting variety of forms, and overall sensibility result in never seeing a shaping family being metaphorically beaten to death. but come on!

Once one's eyes have adjusted to Bruce's superlative sandblasting and eye-popping grain, we have a straight Rhodesian interpretation, one that presents such a pronounced degree of implied forward momentum, that I am fighting the urge to find a radar gun. In a broad sense, a carver can create this not-uncertain spirit of movement within a shape one of two ways: a combination of placing the preponderance of the composition to the front, combined with a dramatic rearward taper (slipstream), or a method that the Japanese and Chinese would refer to as "elegant" (refined simplicity). This Weaver Rhodesian is rather the elegant one, don't you think?

--R. 'Bear' Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.54 in./140.72 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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