Jess Chonowitsch: Smooth Mushroom
Product Number: 002-367-0010
Generate a brilliant epiphany for design: check; accommodate grain to its ultimate potential: check; meticulously engineer smoke hole and mortise/tenon for exceptional smoking qualities: check; craft a unique piece that is stunningly creative: check. Jess Chonowitsch here displays why so many consider him a reigning genius of pipemaking. He approaches a common shape and makes it his own in design, aesthetics, and performance. This pipe features a wide, oval shank, wide, slightly asymmetrical top with chamfered inner rim, and wide heel and base. The angles of the bowl perfectly match the grain for hair-like, angel hair striations of contrasting color, with fine birdseye liberally evident at heel, rim, and top and bottom of shank. The curved disk of the top ends in a crisp, sharp line. Short and well balanced, this pipe will smoke as well as its design pleases.