Chris Asteriou: Smooth Rhodesian with Buddha Belly Bamboo

Product Number: 002-540-0030

Chris Asteriou's first foray into the world of Buddha Belly bamboo to make it to our site occurred in his last update, and was snatched up faster than an oil executive's kid wandering the streets of Caracas. Much like its lone predecessor, rather than incorporating the material within a very organic composition, Chris skillfully employs Buddha-belly in a more traditional setting - in this case a handsome Rhodesian. Rather than simply bore a hole in the material used to fill and stabilize the stalk and insert a push stem, Asteriou lined the entrance with a smaller ring of briar and then reinforced the tenon with an insert of surgical steel.

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece

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