Chris Asteriou: Smooth Bent Egg (83/16)

Product Number: 002-540-0064

Chris Asteriou really loves his spurs. That isn't to say that the Greek pipemaker is a fan of the American Western and its associated accessories (though I can't say with a verifiable certainty that he isn't), but rather that he seems to enjoy imbuing his shapes with crisp, Acorn-like spurs. It's seen on his Strawberry renditions, his particularly jaunty Dublins, and, of course, here on this elegant bent Egg rendition. It offers a pleasing counterpoint to the gently-tucked transition, not to mention a terminus for the eye's journey down the shank and a heightened sense of organic geometry. Though said organic shaping is presented in the context of a rather sculptural framework, aesthetically accentuated by the crisp paneling about the shank, the effect is something quite ornate and delicately refined.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.93 in./125.22 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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