Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Strawberry (27/17)

Product Number: 002-540-0072

In basic arrangement, this is quite a close-knit take on the Strawberry, with a short shank, tight bend, broad rim, and deep transition. Yet, I'd never call the look stocky, beefy, or any other adjective suggesting heaviness, on account of Chris having handled the lines with a sweeping flare (and also flair) that keeps the shape as a whole looking quite light, and even a little floral I'd say (the latter I suppose is especially appropriate, given the shape-type's name). While that alone is pretty impressive, what really completes things is that Chris pulled a similar trick in hand, his tweaking of negative space above the transition and of the shank's cross-section allowing for a comfortable presence in (either) hand, despite the tight bend and strong upward flare of the shank.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.55 in./115.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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