Jess Chonowitsch: Smooth Lovat

Product Number: 002-367-0123

This may be the perfect pipe. Stunning grain wraps the bowl in Jess' light contrast stain, illuminating the individual strands of fine, angel-hair grain that climbs the bowl and the sides of the shank. Birdseye fills the rim, heel and top and bottom of the shank, and it's tight, nearly pinpricks in detail. The saddle mouthpiece is simple, or seemingly simple, as is the rest of the piece. It all looks simple, but it is not, because no one else can execute this shape this way. The proportions of shank to bowl, for example, could have been more robust, or more slender, but this exact diameter is perfect for this design. The curvature of the bowl, too, is difficult to imagine in any other curves, sizes or proportions. It's excellent. I usually look at a pipe and immediately see its positive attributes, but also not things I'd prefer were different. That doesn't happen with this pipe. There's nothing I would change. I especially appreciate the step-down from the mortise side of the mouthpiece to the saddle configuration, without undue curvature, only the right amount for the appearance of a clean, sudden angle, helping emphasize the stem's negative space and drawing the eye inexorably back to the bowl, which you will never stop admiring, should you purchase or ever have the privilege of seeing this piece in person.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.06 in./128.52 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark